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  ST. SYLVESTER I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sylvester was a Roman, the son of Rufinus.
Sylvester saw the building of famous churches, notably the Basilica of St. Peter and the Basilica of St. John Lateran, built near the former imperial palace of that name.
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.
www.cfpeople.org /Books/Pope/POPEp33.htm   (407 words)

  
 Can the Pope Retire?
Pope St. Pontian was martyred in 236 (237), either from ill treatment in general or from a mortal beating.
Pope Sylvester III was consecrated on Jan. 20, 1045.
Pope Gregory XII (1406 - 1415) was elected as the legitimate pope at a time when there were two anti-popes: The Avignon Pope, Benedict XIII, who was supported by the French king; and the Pisa Pope, John XXIII, who was supported by conciliarists of the renegade Council of Pisa.
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 Patron Saints Index: Pope Saint Sylvester I
Pope in the reign of Emperor Constantine I, who built the Lateran and other churches.
Sent legates to the First Council of Nicaea, and was involved in the controversy over Arianism.
The spurious Donation of Constantine was supposedly given to Saint Sylvester.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/saints88.htm   (50 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pope Sylvester I
The pope, however, took part in the negotiations concerning Arianism and the Council of Nicæa, and the expression ‘omooúsion was probably agreed upon with him before the council.
Sylvester's memory is especially connected with the tiitular Church of Equitius, which takes its name from a Roman presbyter who is said to have erected this church on his property.
Sylvester is connected also with the establishment of the Roman school of singing.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pope Sylvester II
Otto gave the pope eight Italian countships, which formerly had belonged to the States of the Church, by a deed of gift the genuineness of which, however, is questioned (Wilmans, "Jahrbucher des deutschen Reiches unten den sachsischen Kaisen", II, pt.
During Otto's residence at Rome in the winter of 1000-1001 Sylvester held a Roman synod on 1 February, 1001, in the presence of the emperor, at which amongst other matters the affairs of the convent of Gandersheim were discussed.
The pope established an ecclesiastical metropolitan for Poland at Gnesen, and one for Hungary at Gran.
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 Donation of Rome
The emperor Constantine kneels before Pope Sylvester in the act of offering him the city of Rome, symbolized by the golden statue.
The foundation of the state of the church and justification for the temporal power of the Popes was based on this episode (subsequently proved to be legendary).
Sylvester has the traits of Clement VII (pontiff from 1523 to 1534) and the episode documents the interior, later destroyed, of the old early Christian basilica of St Peter's.
mv.vatican.va /3_EN/pages/x-Schede/SDRs/SDRs_01_04_006.html   (78 words)

  
 Saints of December 31
The year before, Sylvester was a simple priest in Rome, attached to the parish of Equitius and with some sort of relationship to Pope Saint Miltiades, as he had previously been in the entourage of Pope Saint Marcellinus.
Sylvester baptized him; the emperor was healed; and in gratitude granted the islands of Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica (of course this is not true; Constantine postponed his baptism until his deathbed).
Sylvester died before Constantine and was buried on December 31, 335, in the cemetery of Priscilla on the via Salaria.
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 Sylvester II
In 991, Gerbert, now widely celebrated as a teacher, was elected archbishop of Reims; but his predecessor had been deposed illegally, and eventually (995) Gerbert’s election was nullified.
As pope, Sylvester aided energetically in the Christianization of Poland and Hungary and worked closely with Otto in the restoration of the Holy Roman Empire.
Sylvester was the first French pope, and of the popes of the 10th cent.
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Monk Sylvester of Pechersk, in the Nearer Caves (XII).
Sylvester's teacher, the presbyter Quirinus, gave him a fine education and raised him as t obstructed the evil by calling on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Monk Sylvester of Pechersk lived during the XII Century and was hegumen of the Mikhailovsk Vydubitsk monastery at Kiev.
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 Catholic World News : Pope Recalls Pope Sylvester, First French Pontiff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
VATICAN (CWNews.com) -- Pope John Paul II (bio - news) has sent a message to Bishop Rene Sejourne of St. Flour, France, commemorating the 1000th anniversary of the election of Gerbert d'Aurillac as Pope Sylvester II.
Pope Sylvester, the first French pope, was "a man of unity and peace," the Holy Father wrote.
Pope Sylvester, who reigned at the time when the first Christian millennium came to a close, presided over the birth of Christian churches in Hungary and Poland, and helped to preserve the unity of the faith in the Holy Roman Empire of that era.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=10054   (186 words)

  
 Pope Gregory
Pope Gregory is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
There are several such in history; e.g., Pope Sylvester II., the artist who made an "oracular head", like the one fabricated by Albertus Magnus, the learned Bishop of Ratisbon.
Pope Sylvester was considered a great "enchanter and sorcerer" by Cardinal Benno, and the "head" was smashed to pieces by Thomas Aquinas, because it talked too much.
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 The Donation of Constantine: anti-Catholic charges refuted
Meanwhile, Pope Stephen III (752-7) met Pepin at Ponthion in France, in the winter of 753-754.
Pope Stephen asked for help in getting the Lombard lands returned to their rightful owners, namely the Lombards the people of nothern Italy, but did not mention the "Donation" or even made any reference to Constantine.
In any case, in the Donation, while Pope Sylvester is granted imperial rank by Constantine, and the emblems of imperial dignity, he is not granted true imperial supremacy.
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 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pope from papa, "father": honorific title originally applied to a variety of prominent bishops (e.g.
Pope Sylvester (314-335) had much less to do with it than later legends give him credit for.
From this point onward, collapse of secular government leaves Popes as the de facto political leaders of the city of Rome.
faculty.maxwell.syr.edu /gaddis/hst212/Feb28/handout.htm   (278 words)

  
 POPE CHART
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “At a Roman council held by Pope Siricius in 386 an edict was passed forbidding priests and deacons to have conjugal intercourse with their wives...[I]t may fairly be said that by the time of St. Leo the Great (446) the
Within a month Pope Clement was dead… By the end of the year Philippe was dead as well…The Templars possessed great expertise in the use of poisons and there were certainly enough people about…to exact the appropriate vengeance.
Pope Leo X [Giovanni de Medici, second son of Lorenzo the Magnificent] 388:144 [see House of Medici]; Fifth Lateran Council continued 1512-17.
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 Pope St. Sylvester, Plinio Correa de Oliveira commentary on the Saint of the Day, December 31 @ TraditionInAction.org
So it is that Sylvester is a messenger of the peace which Christ came to give to the world, of which the Angels sang on Christmas Night.
Sylvester’s feast during this Octave reminds us that the Divine Child who lies wrapped in swaddling-clothes, and is the object of Herod’s persecution, is, notwithstanding all these humiliations, the Prince of Peace, the Father of the world to come.
She was in the darkness of night and came to live in the full light of the sun; she was persecuted as a slave and became the Queen; she left the catacombs and began to dwell in the palaces.
www.traditioninaction.org /SOD/j054sdSylvester12-31.htm   (1483 words)

  
 The Ecole Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first Frenchman elected pope, Sylvester was so widely-educated that his contemporaries said he must be in a league with the devil.
He was removed from this post in 995, when the Council of Monzon determined that the previous archbishop had been wrongfully deposed and was the rightful archbishop.
Otto II choose Gerbert to succeed Gregory V in 999 and gave the pope the eight counties of the Pentapolis (Rimini, Pesaro, Fano, Senigallia, Ancona and the adjacent territories).
www2.evansville.edu /ecoleweb/glossary/sylvesterii.html   (230 words)

  
 St Sylvester
St Sylvester, whom God appointed to govern his holy church in the first years of her temporal prosperity and triumph over her persecuting enemies, was a native of Rome and son to Rufinus and Justa.
Sylvester greatly advanced religion by a punctual discharge of all the duties of his exalted station during the space of twenty-one years and eleven months; and died on the 31st of December 335.
Pope Sergius II translated his body and deposited it under the altar in a church dedicated to God in his memory.
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 ST. MARK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If an epitaph composed by Pope St. Damasus refers to Pope Mark, as the archeologist De Rossi believes, St. Mark was a man who "filled with the love of God, despised the world.
Mark is said to have decreed that a new pope should be consecrated by the bishop of Ostia.
The pallium is a vestment of white wool which a pope wears as a symbol of the fullness of his apostolic power and an archbishop wears as a symbol of his participation in that power.
www.cfpeople.org /Books/Pope/POPEp34.htm   (256 words)

  
 The Council of Nicaea 325 AD WAS a Catholic Council
Pope Sylvester sent two presbyters to the Council and there is no proof they had authority to confirm anything.
Regarding Pope Sylvester’s (314-335) not leaving Rome ot attend the Council of Nicaea, it should eb brne in mind that the Pope likewise did not attend the Council of Arles (314), thinking it improper for him to leave Rome.
Response 5: Pope Liberius (352-366), imprisoned by Emperor Constantius and threatened with torture, condemned the great defender of orthodoxy against Arianism, St. Athanasius (the issue of papal infallibility was not involvd as this charism does not extend to judgments on individuals) but refused to sign the clearly Arian Second Formulary of Sirmium.
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 SYLVESTER II
But the cold facts of Sylvester's career are too interesting to need any seasoning from fervid imaginations.
The combination of the learned Sylvester II, as Gerbert was now known, and the idealistic Otto promised much for Christendom but the promise was not fulfilled.
The Romans drove both Emperor and Pope out of Rome in 1001, and though Sylvester managed to return after Otto's early death in 1002, he was overshadowed by Crescentius III.
www.cfpeople.org /Books/Pope/POPEp140.htm   (552 words)

  
 Can the Pope Retire?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On the other hand, Pope St. Silverius, who was consecrated pope on June 1, 536, was the first pope forcibly deposed.
He was the nephew of Pope Benedict VIII (1012 — 1024) and Pope John XIX (1024 — 1032), and a member of one of the powerful families.
Pope Gregory XII (1406 — 1415) was elected as the legitimate pope at a time when there were two anti-popes: The Avignon Pope, Benedict XIII, who was supported by the French king; and the Pisa Pope, John XXIII, who was supported by conciliarists of the renegade Council of Pisa.
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 Pope Silvester & the Council of Nicaea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
That Pope Silvester I was informed from the first about plans for the Council of Nicaea there is no good reason to doubt, however much its likelihood may be downplayed by sectarian prejudice or in misplaced deference to ecumenism among the current generation of historians.
Both Pope Clement's letter to the Corinthians and Pope Victor's decree rejecting the use of the 14th day of the month Nisan to celebrate Easter in Asia Minor, are exercises of the Pope's universal jurisdiction in the Church, far outside Italy.
But since the Pope sent two men to represent him at the Council, it seems unreasonable to me that he would not have confirmed the presiding officer if he were not to designate one of his representatives for that position.
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 Catholic World News : Millennium celebration of Pope Sylvester II, "European man"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On May 12, the Pontifical Council will close out the year-long commemoration of Pope Sylvester-- born Gilbert d'Aurillac-- who was among the outstanding figures of politics, science, and religion for his time.
The Council will host a day-long seminar on May 12 dedicated to Sylvester II, putting him forward as an ideal of the "European man." Pope John Paul II (bio - news) will comment on Pope Sylvester's life during his regular Wednesday public audience on May 12, the Vatican has announced.
The year-long celebration of Pope Sylvester began on May 12, 2003-- the 1,000th anniversary of his death.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=29458   (207 words)

  
 Lives of the Saints, December 31, Saint Sylvester
Sylvester’s courageous acts became known to Saint Melchiad, Pope, who elevated him to the diaconate.
Idols were erected at the street corners, in the market-places, and over the public fountains, so that it was scarcely possible for a Christian to go abroad without being put to the test of offering sacrifice, with the alternative of apostasy or death.
His long pontificate of twenty-one years, famous for several reasons, is remembered in particular for the Council of Nicea, the Baptism of Constantine, and the triumph of the Church.
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 Pope Sylvester II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Pope, Sylvester II, (pictured) was accused of having studied the fl arts when he was in Spain.
The pope believed he was celebrating his “Last Mass” on December 31, 999 at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
It was a solemn requiem, barons and peasants, kneeling side by side in the pew, were equals in their fear and dread on that cold January morning in AD 1000.
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 May 12: Death of Gerbert, Naturalist and Pope
Pope Sylvester II was suspected of dark knowledge.
Sylvester (as he now called himself) was active and important in international affairs, but did not perform as well at home.
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 A Challenge to Adventists Answered
But the pope had changed it from the seventh to the first day of the week; for he was to change times and laws [Daniel 7:25].
Sylvester the pope first among the Romans ordered that the names of the days, which before they called according to the names of their own gods, that is (the day) of the sun, of the moon, of Mars, of Mercury, of Venus, of Saturn, they should call
Pope Sylvester I also is known for instituting Sunday as a holy day in memory of the Resurrection, and for creating the "Iron Cross" with a nail from the Holy Cross.
www.biblelight.net /sylvester-I.htm   (1544 words)

  
 Biography: Sylvester of Rome, Bishop (31 Dec 335)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sylvester (or Silvester) was Bishop of Rome from 314 to 335 -- that is, from just after the Emperor Constantine's Edict legalizing Christianity to just before the death of Constantine.
He was represented by delegates at the regional Council of Arles in 314 (called in an attempt to heal the Donatist schism) and at the ecumenical Council of Nicea in 325 (called to decide the Arian question).
We remember him chiefly as a representative of Christian leaders faced with the problem of how the Church ought to relate to a surrounding society at least superficially friendly to it.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Was Peter the First Pope?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pope Clement (88-97) wrote to the Church in Corinth in the year 96 to tell them to make changes in their attitudes and practices.
Pope Dionysius (260-268) reprimanded Bishop Dionysius of Alexandria for misstatements on the Trinity.
At Nicaea, Pope Sylvester sent two priests as his legates, who helped preside over the sessions and who were the first to sign the cannons.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=635   (9519 words)

  
 The Otto and Sylvester Show
In 996, Otto marched into Rome with his army and named his cousin Bruno the next Pope, who took the name of Gregory V. Meanwhile in Rheims, a man by the name of Gerbert of Aurillac was the archbishop of the See.
This was a highly symbolic move, as the first Sylvester reigned over the Catholic Church as Pope during the Roman reign of Constantine, in which they created a powerful theocracy across the majority of the continent.
Shortly thereafter, Sylvester gave himself the title of Universal Pope, although Gerbert, never explicitly considered himself to be the last Vicar of Christ.
www.conncoll.edu /academics/departments/relstudies/290/christianity/otto.html   (884 words)

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