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  Pope Telesphorus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Telesphorus (feast day: January 5) was Pope from about 126 to about 137.
According to one source, "He is the only 2nd century pope whose martyrdom is reliably attested." In the Roman Martyrology his feast is given under January 5; the Greek Church celebrates it on February 22.
This biography of a Pope or a claimant to the papacy is a stub.
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 ST. TELESPHORUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Telesphorus is said also to have decreed that the Gloria in excelsis should be sung at the Christmas Mass and only at the Christmas Mass.
As late as the eleventh century, though the Pope could say it oftener, priests were not allowed to say it except at Easter.
Telesphorus died a martyr as is known not only from the "Liber Pontificalis" but also from the earlier testimony of St. Irenaeus.
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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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 Timeline of Catholic Church
Pope Zephyrinus was not inclined to philosophical speculation and would not either endorse or condemn St. Hippolytus' attacks against the Monarchian heresy.
The pope refuses and is banished to Baerea in Thrace.
Pope St. Leo I had written a famous letter for the occasion, the Tome of Leo, in which he explained the Catholic Faith on the subject of the two natures of Christ.
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 List of popes
The term "Pope" (latin papa: 'father') is used in several churches to denote their high spiritual leaders.
Read article Pope Stephen II on the numbering of his successors with the same name.
Pope Sixtus II; Pope Saint Syxtus II 22 July 259 to 26 December 268
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 Pope Sixtus I Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
97, 6)-- is one of the early bishop of Rome or pope (about 115-125), is conjectured to have been a priest and a martyr.
The Felician Catalogue and the Martyrologies represent him as a martyr, and he is commemorated among the apostles and martyrs, after Saint Linus, Pope Anacletus I, Pope Clement I, in the canon of the mass.
Nevertheless as Pope Telesphorus being the first bishop of Rome designated a martyr by Irenaeus, the claim to the title of Sixtus and other early bishop of Rome, to the great majority of whom it has been since assigned, is doubtful.
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 Pope St. Telesphorus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Telesphorus was the seventh Roman bishop in succession from the Apostles, and, according to the testimony of St. Irenæus (Adv.
eccl.," V, xxiv), Telesphorus is mentioned as one of the Roman bishops who always celebrated Easter on Sunday, without, however, abandoning church fellowship with those communities that did not follow this custom.
None of the statements in the "Liber pontificalis" and other authorities of a later date as to liturgical and other decisions of this pope are genuine.
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 John Chapman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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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 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of January 5
Pope Saint Sixtus I to the papacy, and reigned for ten years.
Saint Telesphorus is commemorated in both the Greek and Latin churches (Attwater, Benedictines, Delaney).
In art, Saint Telesphorus is shown as a pope with a chalice, over which three Hosts hover, there might also be a club nearby (Roeder).
www.saintpatrickdc.org /ss/0105.htm   (3562 words)

 List of popes - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While the term "Pope" (Latin: papa "father'") is used in several churches to denote their high spiritual leaders, this title in English usage generally refers to the supreme head of the Roman Catholic Church.
The title itself has been used officially by the head of the Roman Catholic Church since the tenure of Pope Siricius, and there have been either 265 or 266 popes, depending on whether a source counts Stephen II.
Since 1929, the pope's temporal title has been Sovereign in the State of the Vatican City (the Holy See).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/List_of_popes   (497 words)

 History: 2nd Century - phatmass phorum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Pope St. Pius I had to cope with the Gnostic heretics who were active at Rome during his Pontificate.
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, intercedes to Pope St. Victor I for lifting the excommunication laid by the Pontiff upon the Christian Communities of Asia Minor which preserved in the practice of the Quartodecimans in regard to the observance of Easter.
It is evident that shortly before this the Roman Christian Community had, under Pope Victor, become the owner of a common place of burial on the Via Appia, and Pope St. Zephyrinus placed Callistus over this cemetery which was given the name of Callistus.
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 The Ultimate List of popes Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
The pope's temporal title since 1929 is Sovereign in the State of the Vatican City (Holy See).
Pope Stephen II, who died before being consecrated, is listed above and in the Catholic Encyclopedia, but is not on the Vatican's offical list of popes.
It is a result of the confusion in the 11th century as a number of popes and antipopes took this name.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Popes   (641 words)

 Pope Hyginus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hyginus was Pope from about 138 to about 140.
He is said to have died a martyr under the persecution of Marcus Aurelius, though no records verify this.
Article on Pope Hyginus in the Catholic Encyclopedia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pope_Hyginus   (113 words)

 Pope Telesphorus: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The pope is the catholic bishop and patriarch of rome, and head of the roman catholic church and the eastern catholic churches....
Pope Leo V[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject]
Pope lando was elected pope in either july or august of 913, EHandler: no quick summary.
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 The Gloria in the Life of the Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the "Liber pontificalis" this Pope is mentioned as having ordered that "`the hymn, Gloria in excelsis, should be said every Sunday and on the feasts of martyrs'" (Herbermann and others 1913, 583).
When the Roman Missal was revised by Pope Pius V (1570) after the Gloria the following was written, "Thus as it is given in the missal and without addition" (Gihr 1949, 438) In spite of this prohibition the expanded Gloria, the "Gloria Marianum," was still recited in various places.
This Pope emphasized the revival of the chant.
www.monksofadoration.org /gloria2.html   (2640 words)

 TheBibleForum.com - First Christian Church?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Pope Gregory XII (1406-1415): Angelo Coraria (Corraro or Correr)
Pope Julius III (1550-1555): Gian Maria del Monte, or Giovan Maria Giocci
Stephen I in 250 CE was the first to use the appeal to Matthew 16:18 for authority.
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 List of popes - Gurupedia
Pope Urban V (1362-1370): Guillaume de Grimoard *
Pope Pius II (1458-1464): Enea Silvio Piccolomini (Aeneas Sylvius)
Pope Pius XII (1939-1958): Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Eugenio Pacelli
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 Wikinfo | List of popes
There have been either 265 or 266 popes, depending on whether a source counts Stephen II.
Disciple of Jesus from whom, according to, he received the keys to the kingdom of heaven.
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 TIME CAPSULES Jan 11 (jan11eve.htm)
Athenian-born, he was elected in 138 after a two year vacancy after the martyrdom of Pope Saint Telesphorus.
This African-born pontiff was elected on July 2, 311 and it was during his papacy that the emperor Constantine, after his vision "in hoc signo vinces" issued his decree of tolerance for the Christian Faith.
Many women were converted by his sincerity and genuine care for their souls.
www.dailycatholic.org /issue/2001Jan/jan11eve.htm   (478 words)

 Pope Telesphorus
According to the Liber Pontificas, the tradition of Christmas Midnight Mass was started by Telesphorus, as well as the singing of Gloria in Excelsis Deo at it.
Like his predecessor Pope Sixtus I (115-125), Telesphorus also observed the Last Supper on the Roman Easter day instead of the traditional Jewish Passover day (14th of Nissan).
Of the 14 bishops of Rome after Peter, historical verification for martyrs, exists only for Telesphorus; however, there are few details.
www.archelaos.com /popes/details.aspx?id=8   (417 words)

 St. Calimerius - Catholic Online
A Greek who was educated in Rome, Calimerius was a disciple of Pope St.Telesphorus.
He was appointed bishop of Milan, preached in the area, and was called "the Apostle of the Valley of the Po River." In the persecutions started by the Emperor Commodus, Calimerius was flung head first into a well.
Unlike any other pope, John Paul II has reached out, creating dialogue or creating uproar, but always striving to unite the human community.
www.catholic.org /saints/saint.php?saint_id=3019   (409 words)

 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : January 05, 2004 : John Neumann
Before the reform of the Roman Calendar in 1969, this was the commemoration of St. Telesphorus, pope and martyr.
According to St. Irenaeus, St. Telesphorus, who governed the Church from 126 to 136, during a period of violent persecution, suffered martyrdom for the faith.
Symbols: Pope with a chalice over which three Hosts hover (may refer to the celebration of Christmas with 3 Masses said to represent the temporal, spiritual, and eternal birth of Christ); pope with a chalice with a nearby club (possibly an indication of his martyrdom).
www.catholicculture.org /lit/calendar/day.cfm?date=2004-01-05   (642 words)

 List of popes - Dic.blogopt.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There is no official list of popes, but the Annuario Pontificio, published every year by the Vatican, contain a list that is generally considered to be the most authoritative.
Disciple of Jesus from whom, according to Matthew 16:18-19, he received the keys to the kingdom of heaven.
The last pope to be crowned with the Papal Tiara.
dic.blogopt.com /Popes   (711 words)

Reigned about 138-142; succeeded Pope Telesphorus, who, according to Eusebius (Hist.
The "Liber Pontificalis" also relates that this pope organized the hierachy and established the order of ecclesiastical precedence (Hic clerum composuit et distribuit gradus).
This general observation recurs also in the biography of Pope Hormisdas; it has no historical value, and according to Duchesne, the writer probably referred to the lower orders of the clergy.
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 Today's Saint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This was during a time of great persecution, though the emperor himself claimed never to have consented to all the torturing and murdering of Christians, according to Eusebius and St. Justin.
Pope Hyginus saw the evil of this man’s teachings and excommunicated him.
Hyginus tried to be patient with him and refrained from excommunicating him, but Pope Pius, his successor, did.
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Telesphorus was the seventh Roman bishop in succession from the Apostles, and, according to the testimony of St.
In the fragment of the letter of Irenæus of Lyons to Pope Victor concerning the celebration of Easter (Euseb., "Hist.
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 Gypsy Scholar: January 5, 2006: The Twelfth Day of Christmas and Feast Day for Pope Telesphorus and Bishop John Neumann
Brainstorming about history, politics, literature, religion, and other topics from a 'gypsy' scholar on a wagon hitched to a star.
On the left, you see Pope Telephorus, and on the right, you see Bishop John Neumann.
Historians are skeptical of these claims -- probably due to lack of early documentation since that's the usual reason cited by historians.
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 PROPER OF THE MASS (jan5pom.htm)
The 8th Successor of Peter, St. Telesphorus was a Greek who composed the 'Gloria in Excelsis Deo' and instituted the seven week fast before Easter (Lent) He decreed that each priest should celebrate three Masses on Christmas nihgt and he inserted new prayers into the Mass.
Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the new birth of Thine only-begotten Son in the flesh may set us free, who are held by the old bondage under the yoke of sin.
O God, who givest us joy by the annual solemnity of blessed Telesphorus Thy martyr and bishop, mercifully grant that we may rejoie in the protection of him whose birthday we celebrate.
www.dailycatholic.org /issue/04Jan/jan5pom.htm   (1764 words)

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