Saint for the Day - February 21 - St. Severianus
In the reign of Marcian
and St. Pulcheria, the Council of Chalcedon, which
condemned the Eutychian heresy, was received by St.
Euthymius and by a great part of the monks of
Palestine. But Theodosius, an ignorant Eutychian
monk, and a man of a most tyrannical temper, under
the protection of the Empress Eudoxia, widow of
Theodosius the Younger, who lived at Jerusalem,
perverted many among the monks themselves, and
having obliged Juvenal, Bishop of Jerusalem, to
withdraw, unjustly possessed himself of that
important see, and, in a cruel persecution which he
raised, filled Jerusalem with blood; then, at the
head of a band of soldiers, he carried desolation
over the country. Many, however, had the courage to
stand their ground.
No one resisted him with, greater zeal and
resolution than Severianus, Bishop of Scythopolis,
and his recompense was the crown of martyrdom; for
the furious soldiers seized his person, dragged him
out of the city, and massacred him, in the latter
part of the year 452 or in the beginning of the year
Saint for the Day - St. Severianus
Read about the Saint for today - February 21 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
With what floods of tears can we
sufficiently bewail so grievous
a misfortune, and implore the
divine mercy in behalf of so
many souls! How ought we to be
alarmed at the consideration of
so many dreadful examples of
God's inscrutable judgments, and
tremble for ourselves! "Let him
who stands beware lest he fall"
"Hold fast what thou hast," says
the oracle of the Holy Ghost to
every one of us, "lest another
bear away thy crown."
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