'Tis the feast of Saint Pantaleon, Martyr (circa 275-305), martyred in the reign of the emperor Diocletian, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link XIV.
Commentary: Wayback Machine.
'Tis also the feast of Saints Aurelius & Natalia of Córdoba, Martyrs (died 852), martyred in the reign of the emir Abd ar-Rahman II: Martyr-link Alpha, Martyr-link November, & Wikipedia-link.
Scripture of the Day
The Book of Jeremiah, chapter fifteen, verses ten & sixteen thru twenty-one;
Psalm Fifty-nine, verses two thru four, ten, eleven, seventeen, & eighteen;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter thirteen, verses forty-four thru forty-six.
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-five, verses twenty-six thru thirty;
The Book of Revelation, chapter twelve (verses one thru eighteen);
The Book of Revelation, chapter thirteen (verses one thru eighteen).
Commentary: The closing verses of the Parable of the Talents (Matthew, 25:26-30), the Woman & the Dragon (Revelation, 12 inclusive), the First Beast (13:1-10), & the Second Beast (13:11-18).