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St Marcellus I , Pope and Martyr

His date of birth unknown; elected pope in May or June, 308; died in 309. Marcellus of Rome was Pope from the reign of Constantius and Galerius to that of Maxentius. At his suggestion the Roman lady Lucina willed her property to God's Church. Because the number of the faithful in the city had increased, he set up new parishes and divided the City into various districts. This angered Maxentius and he threatened Marcellus with heavy punishments unless

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St Paul the First Hermit, Confessor

Paul, originator .and master of the eremitic life, was born in the lower Thebaid. When the Persecution of Decius and Valerian was raging, he withdrew to a cave in the desert. Here, with a palm tree providing him with both food and clothing; he lived a most holy life. He had reached the age of a hundred and thirteen years when Anthonv, then ninety years old came to visit him. Paul received him warmly. After they had spent the night in conversing about

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St Hilarius, Confessor and Doctor

Hilarius born of a noble family in Aquitaine, had few equals in teaching and eloquence. Made bishop of Poitiers, he exercised his ministry in such a way as to gain the highest praise from the faithful. His vigorous campaign for the Catholic faith led to a four year exile in Phrygia. There he raised a dead man to life and performed other miracles. He wrote twelve books on the Trinity against the Arians, and induced all Gaul to condemn the Arian blasphemy

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Commemoration of the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ
175 - The Baptism of Jesus

With this Feast, Christmas ends liturgically, though it continues on in spirit and as a liturgical cycle until Candlemas when we recall Mary's post-birth Purification and Our Lord's Presentation in the Temple. On this, the Octave of the Epiphany, we continue to focus on the Mysteries that entered our hearts on Twelfthnight and the Epiphany, but today more specifically with regard to the Baptism of Jesus by St. John the Baptist in the River Jordan.

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Take a Sentimental Journey!

20th January at Hollins Hey Hotel, New Brighton @ 6.30pm - £20 inc. performance and meal. Funds raised towards Dome restoration. See this weeks newsletter for more information here.

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