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The Chair of St. Peter at Antioch, where the disciples were first called Christians.

At Salamis in Cyprus, St. Aristio, who (says Papias, the next to be mentioned) was one of the seventy-two disciples of Christ.

At Hierapolis in Phrygia, blessed Papias, bishop of that city, who was a companion of Polycarp and a disciple of St. John. In Arabia, the commemoration of many holy martyrs who were barbarously put to death under Emperor Galerius Maximian.

At Alexandria, St. Abilias, bishop, who was the second shepherd of that city after St. Mark, and who administered his charge with eminent piety.

At Vienne in France, St. Paschasius, bishop, celebrated for his learning and holy life.

At Ravenna, St. Maximian, bishop and confessor.

And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.