Missionary bishop on the isle of May in the Firth of Forth off the western coast of Britain. May have evangelized in Ireland. May have been bishop of Saint Andrews; records are unclear. Leader of a group of missionaries killed by pagan Danes.
Propers for Adrian of May - 4 March - Missionary, Bishop, and Martyr
Almighty and Everlasting God, who didst enkindle the flame of thy love in the heart of thy holy martyr Adrian : Grant to us, thy humble servants, a like faith and power of love, that we who rejoice in his triumph may profit by his example; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Lesson - Jeremiah 15:15-21
The Holy Gospel - St. Mark 8:34-38.