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26 October 2021

Saint Evaristus. Pope And Martyr. Feast Day, Today, 26 October.

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

Saint Evaristus.
   Pope and Martyr.
   Feast Day 26 October.


Red Vestments.

Depiction of Pope Evaristus.
The Roman Basilica of Saint Paul-without-the-Walls.
Author: Unknown.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Evaristus, a Greek by birth, was unanimously Elected Pope when The Holy See became vacant at the death of Pope Anacletus I (also known as Cletus I).

It was Pope Evaristus who divided Rome into Titles, or Parishes, appointing to each a Priest. He prescribed that seven Deacons should surround the Bishop when he Preached, for the greater honour of The Word of God and of The Episcopal dignity.

Saint Evaristus was condemned to death under Emperor Trajan, 109 A.D.

Mass: Statuit. For a Martyr Bishop.

English: Pope Evaristus statue in The Sistine Chapel, Rome.
Nederlands: Paus Evaristus I. Muurschildering uit de Sixtijnse kapel, Rome.
Date: 25 April 2004.
Source: Uploaded to Dutch Wikipedia by nl:Gebruiker:Robbot
(Wikimedia Commons)

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