Daily Martyrology for October 8

The commemoration of the prophet Simeon, who, when he saw the infant Christ, declared, “Now, Lord, you may dismiss your servant in peace.”

In Antioch, in the first centuries of the church, St. Pelagia, martyr. Around her a vast web of legend was woven. The stories told how she had been a great sinner, then converted and lived a life of penitence.

At Sirmium, before the fifth century, the martyrdom of St. Demetrius, a deacon.

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Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.