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  ST. ZEPHYRINUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
According to the "Liber Pontificalis," Zephyrinus was a Roman, the son of Habundius.
Pope Zephyrinus, who was no philosopher, clung firmly to the traditional doctrine handed down from the Apostles.
Zephyrinus is honored as a martyr by the Church.
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 Pope St. Zephyrinus
This is evidently to be understood as meaning that Zephyrinus had not taken the higher studies and had devoted himself to the practical administration of the Church and not to theological learning.
Zephyrinus said simply that he acknowledged only one God, and this was the Lord Jesus Christ, but it was the Son, not the Father, Who had died.
The result was that Hippolytus grew constantly more irritated and angry against he pope and particularly against the deacon Callistus whom, as the councillor of the pope, he made responsible for the position of the latter.
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 Pope Callixtus I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Callixtus I (also Callistus I) was pope from about 217 to 222, during the reigns of the Emperors Elagabalus and Alexander Severus.
His health was so weakened that his fellow Christians sent him to Antium to recuperate and he was given a pension by Pope Victor I.
Hippolytus was especially upset by the pope's admitting to communion those who had repented for murder, adultery, and fornication.
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 Pope Zephyrinus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Saint Zephyrinus, was pope from about 199 to 217.
He was born in Rome, was preceded by Victor and was succeeded, upon his death on December 20, 217, by his principal advisor, Callixtus.
This biography of a Pope is a stub.
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 The Catholic Legate | Articles
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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 Pope Callistus I
His Acts are spurious, but he is the earliest pope found the fourth-century "Depositio Martirum", and this is good evidence that he was really a martyr, although he lived in a time of peace under Alexander Severus, whose mother was a Christian.
Our chief knowledge of this pope is from his bitter enemies, Tertullian and the antipope who wrote the "Philosophumena", no doubt Hippolytus.
When Zephyrinus became pope, Callistus was recalled and set over the cemetery belonging to the Church, not a private catacomb; it has ever since borne Callistus's name.
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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.
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.
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.
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 The Christian Catacombs of Rome - Finding out more
Stephen was buried in the Crypt of the Popes in the catacombs of Callixtus.
Pope Damasus, in a poem dedicated to him, records the "tempora quo gladio secuti pia viscera matris - in the times when the sword of the persecutor struck the flesh of the Mother (Church)".
The soldiers of the cruel tyrant surprised the pope while he was proclaiming holy scripture to the faithful and the pontiff, to save his people whom he wanted to defend, offered his head to the sword of the executioner.
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 Keeping Catholics Catholic Page XXV-The Timeline-Third Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He came into conflict with Pope St. Zephyrinus; then Pope St. Callistus I by taking an extremely vigorous view in the question of the reconciliation and re-admission of sinners when the Pontiff was taking an attitude that may have shown an unaccustomed lenience.
Pope St. Lucius I received a letter from Bishop Dionysius of Alexandria, on the validity of Baptism by heretics.
Pope St. Stephen, representing the tradition of Rome, Alexandria, and Palestine, was adamant that heretical Baptism was valid: to be reconciled, heretics and schismatics needed, not to be Baptized afresh (which he regarded as illegitimate), but only to receive absolution by the laying on of hands.
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 Encyclopedia: Pope Zephyrinus
The Pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and head of the Catholic Church.
Events Pope Zephyrinus succeeds Pope Victor I Geodeung succeeds Suro as king of the Korean kingdom of Gaya.
Saint Victor I was pope from 189 to 199 (the Vatican cites 186 or 189 to 197 or 201).
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 Saints Hippolytus (170- 236) and Pontian (Pope) (236), Martyrs Feast 13 August, August 13   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When he became pope in 198 or 199, Zephyrinus made Callistus (or Calixtus) effectively his "chief minister" and eventually a deacon or archdeacon, with such major responsibilities as the Christian cemeteries and perhaps the organization of the Roman parish, or titular, churches.
Hippolytus had not accepted the teaching of Pope Zephyrinus and was not satisfied with Callistus' condemnation of Sabellius.
Pontian was buried in the cemetery of Callistus.
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 St. Callistus -- A Deacon who became Pope
In the mini-biography in the Liturgy of the Hours, it is noted that Callistus was ordained a deacon by Pope Zephyrinus.
Nevertheless, it is consistent with the statement that after the death of Pope Victor, the new pope Zephyrinus "had Callistus as a fellow-worker in the management of his clergy...
In 217, Zephyrinus died and Callistus was nominated as his successor.
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 Leaflet Missal's August Saints
Hippolytus felt that the pope had not been quick enough to stop people who were teaching errors.
Zephyrinus' successor had been St. Callistus I. Hippolytus had not been pleased with the choice of the new pope.
The priest was touched by the humility of the pope.
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 Lives of the Saints, August 26, Saint Zephyrinus
Saint Zephyrinus, a native of Rome, succeeded Victor I in the pontificate in the year 198.
The holy Pope had the affliction of witnessing the fall of Tertullian.
Saint Zephyrinus governed the Church for nineteen years, dying in 217 as a martyr under Antoninus Caracalla.
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Pope Pius IX and Giovanni Battista de Rossi, father of Christian archeology, were the masterminds of efforts to bring Rome's catacombs to light.
It is to their credit if today we can learn about and visit these places so dear to Christian memory because, for many centuries after the martyrs' relics were translated inside the city walls, most of the nearly 60 catacombs along the consular roads leading to Rome had been left in a state of abandon.
The statue we see today is a copy of the celebrated work sculpted by Maderno in 1600 and represents the body of the martyr in the exact position in which it was found intact in 1599 when the sarcophagus was opened to identify the mortal remains.
www.ewtn.com /library/HOMELIBR/CALLIXT.TXT   (2259 words)

 Holy Spirit Interactive Kids: A Saint a Day - St. Pontian and St. Hippolytus
Pontian was made Pope on July 21, 230 after the death of Pope Urban I. Then in 235 a man named Maximinus became the emperor of Rome.
Hippolytus felt that the pope had not been quick enough to stop people who were going about with false teachings.
Pope Pontian gladly welcomed him back and Hippolytus found that the anger had lifted from his heart.
www.holyspiritinteractive.net /kids/saints/0813_pontian.asp   (346 words)

 Zephyrinus, Saint --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Of humble birth, he succeeded Pope St. Victor I and is believed to have appointed his own successor St. Calixtus I (Callistus) as his chief deacon.
During Zephyrinus' pontificate, the Roman priest St. Hippolytus vigorously opposed the spread of Monarchianism, a Trinitarian heresy that affirmed the sole deity of God the Father.
More results on "Zephyrinus, Saint" when you join.
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 August 26, 2000 TODAY OVER THE PAST TWO MILLENNIUMS: (aug26eve.htm)
1498 A.D. Pope Alexander IV commissions the Italian master Michelangelo to fashion the famous sculpture of the Blessed Mother cradling her Divine Son Jesus after He had been taken down from the cross.
This famous woman was, of course, Mother Teresa and she would become one of the most well-known and beloved religious of all time whose passing on September 5, 1997 was greatly mourned by the entire world.
John Paul I was known as the smiling Pope and declined to have a coronation ceremony.
www.dailycatholic.org /issue/2000Aug/aug26eve.htm   (473 words)

 The Christian Catacombs of Rome - The Pope's Speeches concerning the Catacombs
Pope St Zephyrinus was the first to create one on the Appian Way for the Roman community, entrusting it to the care of the deacon Callixtus, who, when he became Pope, linked his name to what became the largest network of the catacombs in Rome.
Pope Pius IX, impressed by the important discoveries made by the Rossi at the time in the Callixtus complex - where the cubicle which houses the tombs of many of the third-century Popes was found - personally desired to visit the excavations and, pausing to pray before the sacred tombs, was moved to tears.
The Pope commended them on their work of restoring many Christian catacombs in Rome and on their efforts to make these sites more accessible to pilgrims during the Holy Year.
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 Trinitas In Unitate » A Saintly Anti-Pope?
In the reigh of Pope Zephyrinus (198-217) he came into conflict with that pontiff and with the majority of the Church of Rome, primarily on account of the christological opinions which for some time had been causing controversies in Rome.
As the heresy in the doctrine of the Modalists was not at first clearly apparent, Pope Zephyrinus declined to give a decision.
Consequently when Callistus was elected pope (217-218) on the death of Zephyrinus, Hippolytus immediately left the communion of the Roman Church and had himself elected antipope by his small band of followers.
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 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : October 14, 2004 : Callistus I
A Christian slave of Rome, Callistus was ordained deacon by Pope St. Zephyrinus, whom he succeeded as pope in the year 217.
As a deacon he was hired by Pope Zephyrinus to administer the Church's property and organize the burial of martyrs in the catacombs on the Appian Way, still named the Cemetery of Saint Callistus.
As pope he regulated the discipline of the sacrament of penance, ruling that penitent sinners were welcome in church.
www.catholicculture.org /lit/calendar/day.cfm?date=2004-10-14   (472 words)

 Timeline of Catholic Church
The night before the battle, Constantine has a vision of a cross in the sky and the words "In this sign you shall conquer." After the victory, Constantine orders that the cross be put on the soldiers' shields and standards.
AD 382: Council of Rome (whereby Pope Damasus started the ball rolling for the defining of a universal canon for all city-churches).
In the East, the canonical process was hampered by a number of schisms (esp. within the Church of Antioch).
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However, he is responsible for giving us the greatest information on a pope of the early church.
Callistus later became free and was ordained a deacon by Pope Zephyrinus.
After Zepharinus' death he was elected pope by a majority of the clergy and people.
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 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of October 14   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When Zephyrinus died in 217, Callistus was elected pope by popular vote of the Roman people and clergy.
Saint Hippolytus, Tertullian, Novatian, and the Rigorists called Callistus a heretic, claiming that he taught that committing a mortal sin was not sufficient to depose a bishop, that multi- married men could be admitted to the clergy, and that marriages between free women and Christian slaves were legitimate.
Saint Callistus is depicted in art wearing a red robe with a tiara (sign of a pope); or being thrown into a well with a millstone around his neck; or with a millstone around his neck (White).
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 OfficialCitySites.org: Open Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pope St. Zephyrinus - Fairly long article on this pontiff, who died in 217.
Popes Through the Ages: St. Zephyrinus - Overview of his pontificate.
Zephyrinus - Brief biography, by Karen Rae Keck.
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 A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the ...
That this should have been intrusted to the same man to whom also was given the control of the clergy proves what a high value was set upon this first public burial-place of the Christians in Rome.
Thirteen out of the next eighteen popes are said to have been buried here; and the names of seven of the thirteen (Callistus himself being one of the exceptions) have been identified from old inscriptions found in one crypt of this cemetery.
The question which now divided the church was that of the Monarchia, or how to reconcile the sovereignty of the Father with the Godhead of the Son.
www.ccel.org /ccel/wace/biodict.Callistus_1.html   (1359 words)

 Saints of August 26   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Though he excommunicated the two Theodati for the Monarchianism, he was denounced by Saint Hippolytus, a severe critic who later became an anti-pope, for failure to act decisively and authoritatively in suppressing prevalent heresies and as a tool of Callixtus in his Philosophoumena.
Although Zephyrinus is listed as a martyr in the Roman Martyrology, it is unlikely that he was killed for the faith because his body lies intact in San Sisto Vecchio Church in Rome.
In art, Saint Zephyrinus is a pope with a sword (Roeder).
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 Aug 26
O eternal Shepherd, do thou look favourably upon thy flock, which we beseech thee to guard and keep for evermore, through the blessed Zephyrinus, thy Martyr and Supreme Pontiff, whom thou didst choose to be the chief shepherd of the whole Church.
Pope Zephyrinus was a Roman, who was called to govern the Church during the reign of the Emperor Severus.
It was he who decreed that they who are to be ordained should be ordained only at a fit time, and in the presence of many clerks and laymen, as was indeed already the custom, and that none but learned men and well known and spoken of should be set apart to that office.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Catacombs: Witness To Early Heroism
Catacombs: Popes Zephyrinus, Callistus, Damasus and Pius XI
Another Pope deeply committed to spreading appreciation for the catacombs was Pope Damasus, who during his Pontificate sought out the tombs of the martyrs and embellished them with splendid metric epigraphs in memory of the acts of these first witnesses to the faith.
The providential initiative of that great Pontiff was in keeping with the special nature of the Holy Year of 1925, in which crowds of pilgrims came to pay homage at the memories of the Church of Rome.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=4204   (1227 words)

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