Saint Sergius the Martyr, Patron Saint of Syria (Feast Date: October 7)
Extract from Sts. Sergius & Bacchus: “This legend has Sergius an officer in the Roman army and Bacchus, an officer under him, and both were friends of Emperor Maximian. When they did not enter a temple of Jupiter with the Emperor, he ordered them to do so. When they further refused his order that they sacrifice to pagan gods, they were humiliated by being led through the streets of Arabissus in women’s garb and then sent to Rosafa, Mesopotamia, where they were scourged so terribly that Bacchus died of the scourging; Sergius was then tortured further and beheaded.” See also: Sergius and Bacchus (Multilingual), Sergius and Bacchus (EN), Saint Sergius the Martyr (EN), Sergio y Baco, Santos (SP), Santi Sergio e Bacco Martiri in Siria (IT), Saint Serge (FR), Święci męczennicy Sergiusz i Bachus (PO). NOVENA TO SAINT SERGIUS AND SAINT BACCHUS.
We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Sergius on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:
Violent Protests in Syria (April 22, 2011) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 9 – May 22, 2011 .
That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.
Instructions for Praying World Mission Rosary: