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Newsletter 14 January – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

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St Tatiana, Martyr

Saint Tatiana was a Christian martyr in 3rd-century Rome during the reign of Emperor Alexander Severus. She was a deaconess of the early church. According to legend, she was the daughter of a Roman civil servant who was secretly Christian, and raised his daughter in the faith, and she became a deaconess in the church. This was dangerous, and one day the jurist Ulpian captured Tatiana and attempted to force her to make a sacrifice to Apollo. She prayed,

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St Nicanor, Deacon Martyr

Early martyr and one of the seven deacons of Jerusalem. A resident of Jerusalem, he was chosen by the Apostles to minister to the needs of those requiring assistance in the Holy City. According to tradition, he went to Cyprus where he was put to death during the reign of Emperor Vespasian. Received glorious martyrdom in the year 76AD

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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The Holy Family is the name given to the family unit of Jesus: The Divine Son of God Jesus, his mother the Virgin Mary, and his foster-father Joseph. We know very little about the life of the Holy Family through the canonical Gospels. They speak of the early years of the Holy Family, including the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, the flight into Egypt, and the finding of Jesus in the temple but subsequent to that time, the Canon of Scripture does not

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St Lucian, Priest & Martyr and Ss Maximian and Julian, Maryrs

Saints stated to have been companions of Saint Denis of Paris, and consequently as to whose date there is much dispute, whether of the Apostolic Age or of two centuries later. They were the Apostles of the country round Beauvais, of which city some say that Saint Lucian was the first Bishop. It is agreed that in the end they were put to death as Christians. A modern view holds that there were two Saints, by name Lucian, at Beauvais, and places the

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