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  Pope St. Sixtus II - Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Shortly before the pontificate of Sixtus II the Emperor Valerian issued his first edict of persecution, which made it binding upon the Christians to participate in the national cult of the pagan gods and forbade them to assemble in the cemeteries, threatening with exile or death whomsoever was found to disobey the order.
Sixtus II was one of the first to fall a victim to this imperial enactment ("Xistum in cimiterio animadversum sciatis VIII.
The pathetic meeting between St. Sixtus II and St. Lawrence, as the former was being led to execution, of which mention is made in the unauthentic "Acts of St. Lawrence" as well as by St. Ambrose (Officiorum, lib.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Lawrence
On 6 August Pope Sixtus II was apprehended in one of the catacombs, and executed forthwith ("Xistum in cimiterio animadversum sciatis VIII id. Augusti et cum eo diacones quattuor." Cyprian, ep.
Pope Sixtus III (432-40) built a large basilica with three naves, the apse leaning against the older church, on the summit of the hill where he was buried.
The meeting between St. Lawrence and Pope Sixtus II, when the latter was being led to execution, related by St. Ambrose, is not compatible with the contemporaneous reports about the persecution of Velarian.
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 St. Lawrence
Pope Pope Sixtus III (432-40) built a large basilica with three naves, the apse leaning against the older church, on the summit of the hill where he was buried.
Pope St. Damasus (366-84) wrote a panegyric in verse, which was engraved in marble and placed over his tomb.
Pope Damasus built a basilica in Rome which he dedicated to St. Lawrence; this is the church now known as that of San Lorenzo in Damaso.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/l/lawrence,st2.html   (726 words)

  
 ST. SIXTUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Pope Sixtus II, though he upheld the traditional Roman doctrine, did not break off relations with those African and Asiatic churches which followed St. Cyprian.
One day when Pope Sixtus was giving a talk to the faithful, the police broke in, arrested Sixtus and his chief clerics, and carried them off to the prefect.
Pope St. Sixtus II was put to death on August 6 in the cemetery where he had been holding services.
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 Pope Sixtus IV
Sixtus continued the policy of his predecessor Paul II with regard to France, and denounced Louis XI for insisting on the royal consent being given before papal decrees could be published in his kingdom.
The pope was cognizant of the plot, though probably not of the intention to assassinate, and even had Florence under interdict because it rose in fury against the conspirators and brutal murderers of Giuliano de' Medici.
The attitude of Sixtus towards the conspiracy of the Pazzi, his wars and treachery, his promotion to the highest offices in the Church of such men as Pietro and Girolamo are blots upon his career.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/s/sixtus_iv,pope.html   (658 words)

  
 History of the Popes
Pope Sixtus I decreed that the sacred vessels should not be touched except by the clergy.
Sixtus also decreed that a bishop who had been summoned to Rome should not be received by his people when he returned until he presented the letter of greeting from the Apostolic See.
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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 The Pontifical North American College - Station Church Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
By tradition, this church was built to mark the spot where Pope Saint Sixtus II (257-258), on his way to martyrdom, met Saint Lawrence during the Valerian persecution (253-260) towards the end of the Roman Empire.
Sixtus IV (1471-1484) ordered the complete renovation of the ceiling and the rebuilding of the façade, and its doorway is now in the southern wall.
In the 6th century the relics of Pope St. Sixtus II were translated from the Catacombs of St. Callistus to this church.
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 Pope St. Sixtus II, Martyr
Pope Sixtus II became bishop of Rome in August, 257.
Sixtus (or Xystus) was elected pope to succeed Pope St. Stephen I. Both men were contemporaries of St. Cyprian, the great, if controversial, bishop of Carthage, Africa; and it is through Cyprian's writings that we know most of what we do know about both popes.
Sixtus was buried in the cemetery of Calixtus.
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 Pope Sixtus IV
Sixtus IV, given name Francesco della Rovere, Roman Catholic Pope from the 9th of August 1471 to the 12th of August 1484, was born of a poor family near Savona in 1414.
Sixtus soon abandoned his universal policy in order to concentrate attention on Italian politics, and the admirable energy which he had shown at first was clouded by the favors which he now heaped upon unworthy relations.
Sixtus was cognizant of the conspiracy of the Pazzi, plotted (1478) by his nephew, Cardinal Riario, against Lorenzo de Medici.
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 WesternOrthodox.com - St. Pope Sixtus II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
OPE Sixtus (or Xystus) II is said by some to have been an Athenian who, from a philosopher, became a disciple of Christ.
And Sixtus answered : I leave thee not, O my son ; verily the truth of Christ calleth thee to sterner wrestling than mine ; yet three days, and thou shalt follow me, the Deacon behind the Priest ; and in the meanwhile, if thou hast anything in the treasury, give it to the poor.
Sixtus was accordingly slain upon that day, and with him the deacons Felicissimus and Agapitus, and the subdeacons Januarius, Magnus, Vincent, and Stephen.
www.westernorthodox.com /kalendar/0806b.htm   (316 words)

  
 Pope Julius II Summary
Pope Julius II (December 5, 1443 – February 21, 1513), born Giuliano della Rovere, was Pope from 1503 to 1513.
Julius II (Giuliano della Rovere) was a nephew of Pope Sixtus IV (1471–84).
He was elected as Pope Julius II to the papal dignity by the unanimous vote of the cardinals, almost certainly by means of bribery.
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 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : August 07, 2006 : Sixtus II and companions; Cajetan
Pope Sixtus II was one of the first victims of the persecution under the Emperor Valerian.
Sixtus had taken to holding services in the private cemetery of Praetextatus because it was not watched as closely by the authorities as was the cemetery of Calixtus.
But in early August of 258, while Sixtus was seated on his episcopal chair and surrounded by the brethren, the soldiers broke in arresting Sixtus and four deacons who were in attendance.
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 Cultural Catholic - Pope Julius II (1503-1513)
Pope Julius II is best remembered for rebuilding the papal kingdom and crafting a mecca at Rome for artists and art lovers.
Their purpose was to depose the pope, but Pope Julius II stripped the rebellious cardinals of their rank, and the council moved to Milan where they declared Pope Julius II suspended.
With Pope Julius II’s influence, three Renaissance artists left their indelible imprint: Bramante, with his grandiose plan for reconstruction of the Vatican, Raphael, with his frescoes in the palazzo of Pope Nicholas V, and Michelangelo, with his remarkable masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel.
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 Saints of August 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Although Julius II was one of the least inspiring examples of a pope, Cajetan saw through the lustful, simonious, indulgent, war-loving court to the essential holiness of the Church.
Pope Sixtus II was a Greek philosopher who embraced the Christian faith, served as a deacon in Rome, reached this pinnacle of the church's offices on August 30, 257, and lasted in it no more than a year, suffering a brave martyr's death.
Although Sixtus II was convinced that anyone baptized by a heretic was truly baptized, he nevertheless refused to excommunicate or otherwise punish those theologians who disagreed with him.
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 Pope Julius II
The warrior pope who commissioned Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Raphael to paint the Stanze di Raffaello in the Vatican, and Bramante to begin the new St. Peter's Basilica.
After his uncle's election to the papacy as Pope Sixtus IV in 1471, he received many posts and preferments.
After the death of Sixtus IV in 1484, Giuliano, who had little chance of becoming Pope himself, had a hand in bribing electors to elevate a Cardinal Cibo to the papacy as Innocent VIII.
www.luminarium.org /encyclopedia/julius2.htm   (662 words)

  
 Pope Julius II
Julius II, born Giuliano della Rovere, Roman Catholic Pope from the 1st of November 1503 to the 21st of February 1513, was born at Savona in 1443.
He was at first intended for a commercial career, but later was sent by his uncle, subsequently Pope Sixtus IV, to be educated among the Franciscans, although he does not appear to have joined that order.
Julius II from the beginning repudiated the system of nepotism which had flourished under Sixtus IV, Innocent VIII, and Alexander VI, and set himself with courage and determination to restore, consolidate and extend the temporal possessions of the Church.
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 Saints of August 10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Pope Saint Sixtus II as one of the seven deacons of Rome.
The latter one tells us that Lawrence followed the pope and his captors to the place of execution, asking why Sixtus II should be murdered and not his deacon (however, six deacons were martyred with Sixtus).
Cultus originally allowed by Pope Gregory XVI in 1837 with a feast on August 11, but was forbidden by decree of Rome in 1961 because nothing was known of her with certainty, although many miracles occurred at her shrine.
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 Crypt of the Popes - CIC
In the fourth century, Pope Damasus dedicated the crypt as a chapel commemorating the holy martyrs that were buried there.
Pope Fabian for example, suffered martyrdom in the year 250 during the persecutions of the emperor Decius.
The marble slab above that of Pope Damasus sealed the tomb of Pope Sixtus II, who was decapitated, along with his four deacons, by the soldiers of the emperor Valerian.
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 Denver Catholic Register - Local News
Another document she says supports the tradition that Pope Sixtus II gave the Holy Grail to St. Laurence is the 17th century "Anales del Reyno de Valencia" (Annals of the Kingdom of Valencia), written by Francisco Diago.
When Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass with the cup in 1982, he was the first pope to use the chalice since Sixtus II.
"Pope Sixtus was soon beheaded — this was during the Valerian persecution.
www.archden.org /dcr/archive/20020911/2002091121ln.htm   (1349 words)

  
 Pope Sixtus II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pope Sixtus II was pope from August 30, 257 to August 6, 258, following Stephen I as bishop of Rome in 257.
He died as a martyr during the persecution by Emperor Valerian.
Pope Sixtus II was one of the first victims of this persecution, being beheaded on August 6.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pope_Sixtus_II   (334 words)

  
 Pope Sixtus V Summary
Sixtus V (1520-1590) was pope from 1585 to 1590.
Felice Peretti, who became Sixtus V, was born on Dec. 13, 1520, in the village of Grottammare in the Mark of Ancona.
Pope Pius V advanced Peretti in several ways, in 1566 by making him bishop of Sant' Agata de' Goti and vicar general of the Conventual Franciscans, in 1570 by appointing him a cardinal, and in 1571 by assigning him to the See of Fermo.
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 The Catacombs of Saint Callixtus - The Crypts of Lucina
The pope's body was buried in the hypogeum b, in a spacious rectangular grave or niche.
Above the tomb of Pope Cornelius there is a portion of the stone on which pope Damasus' poem was inscribed, to record the construction of a staircase down to the crypt and of the opening of a light-shaft.
The pope reminds us that he had the work carried out on account of his own solicitude for the tombs of the martyrs and asks the faithful to pray for him in his cares and anxieties.
www.catacombe.roma.it /en/lucina.html   (606 words)

  
 The Holy Grail: Fact or Fiction?
The only information available was a small leaflet that had been poorly translated into English, which mentioned that Pope Sixtus II entrusted the cup to St. Laurence in A.D. 258, and that St. Laurence sent it to Spain in the hands of a Spanish soldier.
Sixtus and Laurence, both of whom were martyred for refusing to turn it over to the Romans.
Thanks to their personal strength and dedication, in 1982 the Holy Father became the very first Pope to say Mass with the relic since St. Sixtus II in the third century, and today Christians worldwide are able to venerate this very special cup.
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 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : August 10, 2005 : Lawrence
Legendary Acts tell how Lawrence was a disciple of Pope Sixtus II (257-258), who dearly loved him because of his special talents, but principally because of his innocence; in spite of his youth, the Pope numbered him among the seven deacons of Rome and raised him to the position of archdeacon.
As such, Lawrence had the immediate care of the altar and was at the side of the saintly Pope whenever he offered the holy Sacrifice; to him also was confided the administration of the goods of the Church and the responsibility of caring for the poor.
From his relations with Pope Sixtus, it was known that he acted as the steward over the Church's property.
www.catholicculture.org /lit/calendar/day.cfm?date=2005-08-10   (1200 words)

  
 CNP Articles - Basilica of Saint Lawrence
On August 6 Pope Sixtus II was apprehended in one of the catacombs, and executed forthwith ("Xistum in cimiterio animadversum sciatis VIII id. Augusti et cum eo diacones quattuor." Cyprian, Epist.
The meeting between Saint Lawrence and Pope Sixtus II, when the latter was being led to execution, related by Saint Ambrose, is not compatible with the contemporaneous reports about the persecution of Velarian.
Pope Damasus built a basilica in Rome which he dedicated to Saint Lawrence; this is the church now known as that of San Lorenzo in Damaso.
www.canticanova.com /articles/misc/art7q1.htm   (795 words)

  
 Saint Augustine Church - Newsletter
Following the dedication of Mary as “God-bearer” by the Council of Ephesus in 431, Pope Sixtus III erected in Rome this oldest basilica in the West dedicated to the Mother of God.
Celebrated by 5th century East Syrians, this feast was inserted into the general calendar by 1457 by Pope Callistus III to celebrate the defeat, announced in Rome on August 6, of the Turks at Belgrade.
Sixtus II and four deacons were arrested on August 6, 258 while celebrating the Eucharist in the cemetery of Callistus.
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 The Pontifical North American College - Station Church Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Lawrence the deacon was the martyr who was roasted on a griddle in 258, or perhaps beheaded with Pope St. Sixtus II, and buried in the Agro Verano along the Via Tiburtina.
The present structure is composed of three originally-distinct buildings: 1) the western half (present nave) is the basilica of Sixtus III (432-440), 2) the eastern half (present chancel) is the basilica of Pelagius II (579-590), which originally faced east, and 3) its apse was built over the Constantinian oratory enclosing Lawrence’s tomb.
In the nave, at the head on the left is the entrance to the catacomb of St. Cyriaca (of Santa Maria in Domnica fame), substantially destroyed in the 19th century when the cemetery of Campo Verano was enlarged.
www.pnac.org /station_churches/church_days/wk3sun.htm   (487 words)

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