Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
Saint Callistus I.
Pope and Martyr.
English: Statue of Pope Saint Callistus I, Rheims Cathedral, France.
Français: Statue du pape St Calixte au trumeau du portail
central du transept Nord, Notre-Dame de Reims.
Photo: 16 April 2007.
Source: Own work.
Callistus, a Roman by birth, succeeding Pope Saint Zephyrinus in The See of Saint Peter, was called to share in The Priesthood of Christ in its fullness (Epistle, Collect).
It was Pope Saint Callistus I who instituted The Ember Day Fasts. He suffered Martyrdom 223 A.D.
English: Pope Saint Callistus I instituting The Ember Day Fasts.
Français: Saint Calixte Ier (Pope Calixtus I) instituant les jeûnes (instituting the fasts).
Cote : Français 185 , Fol. 201. Vies de saints, France, Paris, XIVe siècle,
Richard de Montbaston et collaborateurs.
Source: Source: http://saints.bestlatin.net/gallery/calixtus_bnfms.htm
Pope Callixtus I (died 223 A.D.), also called Callistus I, was the Bishop of Rome (according to Sextus Julius Africanus) from 218 A.D., to his death. He lived during the Reigns of The Roman Emperors Elagabalus and Alexander Severus. Eusebius and The Liberian Catalogue gave him five years of Episcopate (217 A.D. - 222 A.D.). He was Martyred for his Christian Faith and is Venerated as a Saint by The Catholic Church.