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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Saint Melchiades. Pope. Martyr. Feast Day, Today, 10 December.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Saint Melchiades.
Pope and Martyr.
Feast Day 10 December.


Red Vestments.

Pope Saint Melchiades

(the alternate spelling of his name, Miltiades, is used on this illustration)
was Pope from 311 A.D. - 314 A.D.
This illustration is from The Lives and Times of the Popes by Chevalier Artaud de Montor, New York: The Catholic Publication Society of America, 1911. It was originally published in 1842.
Date: 6 June 2013.
Author: Artaud de Montor (1772–1849).
(Wikimedia Commons)

English: Emblem of The Papacy.
Triple Tiara and Keys.
Deutsch: Emblem des Pontifikats.
Français: emblème pontifical.
Italiano: emblema del Papato.
Português: Emblema papal.
Date: 19 January 2007.
Source: various elements taken from: 
Author: Cronholm144 created this image using a file by User:Hautala - File:Emblem of Vatican City State.svg, who had created his file using PD art from Open Clip Art Library and uploaded
on 13 July 2006. User talk:F l a n k e ruploaded this version on 19 January 2007.
(Wikimedia Commons)

"At Rome, the death of Saint Melchiades, Pope, who, after undergoing great sufferings in the Persecution of Maximian, saw Peace restored to The Church and died peacefully in 314 A.D." (Roman Martyrology).

Mass: Státuit.

Wikipedia states: "Melchiades was the first Pope to see the end of Roman Persecution of Christians".



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