THE HOLY MARTYR ULPHIANUS

April 3

From the Prologue

Ulphianus was a young man from the city of Tyre. He suffered for Christ at the hands of Urban, the mayor of the city of Tyre, who also was the torturer of Amphianus [April 2]. Finally, he was tied in a sack along with a dog and a snake and tossed into the sea. He suffered and was glorified in the year 306 A.D.

HYMN OF PRAISE

SAINT PAUL THE APOSTLE

SAINT NICETAS THE CONFESSOR

"I the wounds of Christ on my body bear." (*)

"And only in the Cross of the Lord I boast." (**)

Thus, said Paul the chosen apostle,

After him follow a company of those who have already repented,

A company of repented ones, who received the wounds

And in much sufferings they spent days,

For the sake of the Living Christ, Savior and Lord,

As did Saint Paul, the Apostle of the People.

And Nicetas the wonderful, bore the heavy cross,

Suffering and scorn for Christ, he endured.

A fragile body, but a spirit as of steel

In Nicetas the holy, martyr courageous.

The Emperor he conquered and Empires he outlived,

Therefore at him, the earth and the heavens are amazed.

Now, among the angels wedded in glory

He helps all who, for the Cross, are persecuted.

Before God, his prayer ascends,

And on earth, his help descends.

(*) Galatians 6:17

(**) Galatians 6:14





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