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 Pope St. Clement I - Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon
Pope Clement I (called CLEMENS ROMANUS to distinguish him from the Alexandrian), is the first of the successors of St. Peter of whom anything definite is known, and he is the first of the "Apostolic Fathers".
Pope Clement is rep resented as his son in the Acts of Sts.
Pope Zozimus in a letter to Africa in 417 relates the trial and partial acquittal of the heretic Caelestius in the basilica of St. Clement; the pope had chosen this church because Clement had learned the Faith from St. Peter, and had given his life for it (Ep.
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Pope Anicetus was not convinced, but in turn he failed to convince Polycarp of the value of the Western date.
Since this was not a question of doctrine but only of discipline, the Pope graciously allowed the venerable old saint to return to Smyrna and go on celebrating Easter on the date he had learned from St. John.
Anicetus died a martyr and was buried on the Vatican.
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 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : April 22, 2004 :
Soter succeeded Anicetus as Pope in 166, and died a martyr in 175, under the emperor Marcus Aurelius.
The popes of the first centuries suffered the heavy anxiety of the persecutions which continually threatened their flocks; the pontificate of Caius, however, was marked by a long period of peace, some ten years before the terrible persecution under Diocletian.
Pope Urban VIII revived his memory in Rome by restoring his church, naming him as its patron saint, raising it to the rank of a station, and enriching it with the saint's relics.
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 Pope Saint Anicetus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
St. Anicetus was raised to the chair of St. Peter in the later part of the reign of the Emperor Antoninus Pius.
He is styled a martyr in the Roman and other martyrologies and, if he did not actually shed his blood for the faith, he at least purchased the title of martyr by the sufferings and trials he endured.
It was whilst he was pope that St. Polycarp, the great bishop of Smyrna, came to Rome in connection with the controversy about the date of Easter.
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 Saint Anicetus - ApostolicWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Saint Anicetus was visited in Rome by Saint Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, who desired to consult with him, and whom he in turn asked to celebrate the feast of Easter in the Church of Rome, as Saint Ireneus, Polycarp’s disciple, relates.
Saint Anicetus’ vigilance protected his flock from the wiles of the false preachers Valentine and Marcion, who were attempting to corrupt the faith in the capital of the empire.
Saint Anicetus established the tonsure for the clergy as a practice of ecclesiastical discipline; a letter to this purpose, which he wrote to the bishops of the churches of Gaul, is still extant.
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 History of the Popes
For the early popes the main written source is the "Liber Pontificalis." This account of the lives of the popes was begun probably early in the sixth century while the Ostrogoths ruled Italy.
This is one of several ordinances attributed to the early popes regarding the sacredness of the ceremonial vessels.
Pope Sylvester sent two legates to represent him Vitus and Vincentius, and it seems that it was the Pope who suggested the term consubstantial to describe the relation of Christ's nature to the Father.
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 Pope St. Anicetus - Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon
The controversy was not ended but the bonds of charity were not broken"; the Pope permitting the aged saint to celebrate on the day he had been accustomed to in the Church of Smyrna.
Hegesippus, the first Christian historian whose writings are of great value, because he lived so near the time of the Apostles, also came to Rome at this time.
Anicetus suffered martyrdom in 161, but the dates vary between 16, 17, and 20 April.
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 Pope information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Historically, the official residence of the pope was the Lateran Palace, donated by the Roman Emperor Constantinus I.
Pope John Paul II abolished vote by acclamation and by selection by committee, and henceforth all popes will be elected by full vote of the Sacred College of Cardinals by ballot.
The primacy is therefore regarded primarily as a consequence of the pope's position as bishop of the original capital city of the Roman Empire, a definition explicitly spelled out in the 28th canon of the Council of Chalcedon.
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 Santa Susanna
Pope Sixtus V was responsible for the construction and frescoes of the present church, and five others were cardinal priest of Santa Susanna before their election as pope.
Pope Stephen II had in 754 sought the support of the Frankish king Pepin to defeat the invading Lombards.
The pope responsible for the remodeling of the present church of Santa Susanna, he was born Felice Peretti in the March of Ancona on December 13, 1520.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Pope Anicetus
Pope Anicetus was Bishop of Rome from about 154 to about 167 (the Vatican's list cites 150 or 157 to 153 or 168).
Anicetus was the first Roman Bishop to condemn heresy by forbidding Montanism.
According to the Liber Pontificalis, Anicetus decreed that priests are not allowed to have long hair (perhaps because the Gnostics wore long hair) Anicetus is reported to have suffered martyrdom.
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 A HISTORY OF THE CHURCH To the Eve of the Reformation : L.3, C.2.
This difference of observance was felt as a serious inconvenience; and, in 154, the pope of the time -- Anicetus -- made an effort to win over to the Roman, and more general, practice the bishop whose prestige might have brought in the rest of the Asiatics, Polycarp of Smyrna.
What is certain is St. Victor's letter to the Bishop of Ephesus, Polycrates, in which he bids him call together the bishops of the province of Asia and secure their consent to the adoption of the Roman practice in the matter of the celebration of Easter.
The pope withdrew the excommunication, and the churches of Asia continued to celebrate Easter in the tradition of St. Philip and St. John.
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 Papal Timeline
Catholics believe that the pope is the universal shepherd of the universal church.
The vast majority of popes carried out their sacred trust with grace and dignity; others were swept into corruption, division, political intrigue, and scandal.
He was first pope to approve the use of torture in the Inquisition to obtain evidence of heresy.
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 Pope Anicetus
This was at the protest of other churches throughout, and the hottest issue of the time was the changing of the Passover, begun by Pope Sixtus I (115-125), to the day of the pagan goddess Semiramis, called "Easter".
Pope Anicetus now argued with the other bishops the importance of sacrificing the Passover day, in order to gain greater favour with the Emperor for Christianity.
Pope Victor I (189-199) wrote letters of threats to the other bishops who would not conform to the teachings of Rome regarding Easter.
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 History of the Mass(hist9.htm)
Upon his death in 115, the seventh Pope was Pope Saint Sixtus I who decreed that the Trisagion, which is from Isaiah 6: 3 be indoctrinated into the doxology of the Roman rite.
Pope Soter, remembered as the "Pope of Charity," specifically forbade women from burning incense during the congregation of the faithful, a practice with pagan roots that had seeped into the Church liturgy.
Pope Saint Eleutherius followed Pope Soter in 175 AD and, during his pontificate, dispatched missionaries Fugatius and Damian to what is today England to convert the Britons as they traveled with the Roman armies, a forerunner to countless nations who would send their missionaries with their armies or navies in the conquest of foreign lands.
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 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of April 17
Pope Saint Hyginus, he joined the heresiarch Cerdo, who was come out of Syria to Rome.
Anicetus agreed to allow the Asiatics to continue to celebrate Easter on the 14th day after the first moon of the vernal equinox.
Born in Venice(?), Italy, in 1362; died 1419; beatified by Pope Pius VIII in 1830.
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 St. Pachomius Library
A native of Emesa, Pope/St. Anicetus led the Roman church from c.
Polycarp of Smyrna visited him to discuss the dating of Easter and to persuade the pope that 14 Nisan was the correct time at which to celebrate the Feast of Feasts.
Anicetus was the first pope to make a public statement against heresy, when he condemned Montanism.
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Pope John Paul II's third pilgrimage to France, particularly in the region of Lyon and Savoie, was characterized by the celebration of the memory of the martyrs and other saints of these regions.
The Pope ascertained with joy that "this theme is currently the object of a renewed consiousness" (ibid.).
The Pope does not ignore the necessity of a critical reading demanded by the authenticity of the faith, but he emphasizes first of all that which draws together, the authentic institutions to be favoured and the need to correct.
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But the ancients never suggest this, and the pope is said to have lived on till the reign of Trajan.
Trajan banishes the pope to the Crimea, where he slakes the thirst of two thousand Christian confessors by a miracle.
In the sanctuary of Mithras a statue of the Good Shepherd was found.
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 Saint Anicetus, Pope and Martyr of the Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Saint Anicetus, Pope and Martyr of the Catholic Church
The first thirty-six bishops at Rome, down to Liberius, and, this one excepted, all the popes to Symmachus, the fifty-second, in 498, are honored among the Saints; and out of two hundred and forty-eight popes, from St. Peter to Clement XIII seventy-eight are named in the Roman Martyrology.
In the primitive ages, the spirit of fervor and perfect sanctity, which is nowadays so rarely to be found, was conspicuous in most of the faithful, and especially in their pastors.
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 Popes 101 - 200   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Anicetus and the elderly St. Polycarp had a famous (and heated) discussion about the correct date of Easter.
In the end, the Pope's decision was accepted, though it should be noted that Polycarp himself was still allowed to celebrate Easter any old time he wanted.
Little is known of his life or pontificate, though a letter addressed to him from St. Dionysius of Corinth praises his pastoral care, particularly to the poor and unfortunate throughout the empire.
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 Pope St. Clement I
He had a parallel difficulty in his list of the Alexandrian bishops.
Origen identifies Pope Clement with St. Paul's fellow-labourer, Phil., iv, 3, and 80 do Eusebius, Epiphanius, and Jerome -- but this Clement was probably a Philippian.
The date of the letter is determined by these notices of persecution.
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 Eleutherius of Rome
The generally touted Catholic position is that Eleutherius was the thirteenth pope and that all subsequent leaders of the true church passed through him (Lopes A. The Popes: The lives of the pontiffs through 2000 years of history.
ELEUTHERIUS, ST. (175-189) Born at Nicopolis in Epirus, he was a disciple of Pope Anicetus...He dispensed with the obligations of Christians to follow several dietary laws of Judaic origin (Lopes A. The Popes: The lives of the pontiffs through 2000 years of history.
The "Liber Pontificalis" ascribes to Pope Eleutherius a decree that no kind of food should be despised by Christians (Et hoc iterum firmavit ut nulla esca a Christianis repudiaretur, maxime fidelibus, quod Deus creavit, quæ tamen rationalis et humana est) (Kirsch J.P. Transcribed by WG Kofron.
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 Apr. 17 -- St. Anicetus
This Pope governed the Church under Marcus Aurelius from 155 to 166.
He suffered so much for the faith that, although he did not shed his blood, he was given the title of martyr.
Eternal Shepherd, regard graciously Thy flock, and keep it with an everlasting protection, by the intecession of Anicetus Thy martyr and Sovereign Pontiff, whom Thou hast constitued Shepherd of the whole Church.
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 Brujula.Net - Your Latin Stating Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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The pope's temporal title since 1929 is Sovereign in the State of the
Disciple of Jesus from whom, according to Christian scripture, he received the keys to the kingdom of heaven.
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 Pope Soter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pope Sotir, sometimes known as the Pope of Charity, was pope from 166 to 174 (the Vatican cites 162 or 168 to 170 or 177).
This biography of a Pope or a claimant to the papacy is a stub.
This page was last modified 13:46, 12 December 2006.
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 TIME.com: Pius' Patriarch -- Mar. 25, 1946 -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Last week Pope Pius XII chose the seventh anniversary of his coronation to throw a well-timed spotlight on an important new red hat.
The hat belongs to soft-voiced, fierce-bearded Gregory Peter XV Agagianian (pronounced ah-gah-jahn-yan), Patriarch-Catholicos of Cilicia of the Armenians, who stayed over in Rome at the Pope's request to celebrate Solemn Pontifical Mass in the Sistine Chapel.
Not since St. Polycarp of Smyrna came to see Pope Anicetus in the 2nd Century had Rome seen such a Mass.
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 St. Pachomius Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He served Pope Anicetus as deacon and received a visit from Irenaeus of Lyons, who spoke of the dangers of montanism, a heresy that Eleutherius seems to have taken lightly.
Originally from Nicopolis in Epirus, he was interested in the church in the British Isles, and while the legend that a Celtic king Lucius sought baptism from Eleutherius may be a fiction, the pope did send a mission to the British.
From his Ten Greek Popes (Mplis.: Light & Life, 1987).
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