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Encyclopedia > Pope Telesphorus
Telesphorus
Birth name Telesphorus
Papacy began ca. 126
Papacy ended ca. 137
Predecessor Saint Sixtus I
Successor Saint Hyginus
Born  ???
Greece
Died ca. 137
Rome, Italy

Telesphorus (feast day: January 5) was Pope from about 126 to about 137. His pontificate began during the reign of Hadrian, during which he witnessed the persecution of Christians, and ended during the reign of Antoninus Pius. The Vatican's "Annuario Pontificio" says that he was Greek by birth, and reigned from 127 or 128 to 137 or 138. The tradition of Christmas midnight masses, the celebration of Easter on Sundays, the keeping of a seven-week Lent before Easter and the singing of the Gloria are usually attributed to his pontificate, but many historians doubt that such attributions are accurate. Image File history File links Telesphorus. ... Events Asia First year of the Yongjian era of the Chinese Han Dynasty. ... For other uses, see number 137. ... Sixtus I was a second-century pope for about ten years, succeeding Pope Alexander I. In the oldest documents, Xystus is the spelling used for the first three popes of that name. ... Hyginus (feast day: January 11) was Pope from about 138 to about 140. ... For other uses, see number 137. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC (mythical), early 1st millennium BC (archaeological) Region Latium Area  - City Proper  1285 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,553,873 almost 4,300,000 1. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pope (from Greek: pappas, father; from Latin: papa, Papa, father) is the head of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Events Asia First year of the Yongjian era of the Chinese Han Dynasty. ... For other uses, see number 137. ... A bust of Hadrian. ... Emperor Antoninus Pius Sestertius of Antoninus Pius, with the personification of Italia on reverse. ... Events Births Deaths Categories: 127 ... Events King Gaeru of Baekje succeeded the throne of Baekje in Korean peninsula. ... For other uses, see number 137. ... Events February 25 - Roman emperor Hadrian adopted Antoninus Pius on condition that Antonius would adopt Marcus Annius Aurelius Verus. ... Christmas is a Christian holiday held on December 25 which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... Mass is the term used to describe celebration of the Eucharist in the Western liturgical rites of the Roman Catholic Church, in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of Anglicanism, and in some largely High Church Lutheran regions: in Scandinavian countries the main non-Eucharistic Lutheran service is also known as the... This article is about the Christian festival. ... In Western Christianity, Lent is the period from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. ... Gloria may be: Gloria (song), any one of several songs from the history of popular music Gloria in Excelsis Deo, the main doxology of the Roman Catholic Mass Vivaldis Gloria, a musical setting of the doxology Gloria Patri, a relatively short, common doxology Gloria, Oriental Mindoro, a municipality in... A historian is a person who studies history. ...


The writer Irenaeus says that Telesphorus suffered martyrdom; he is traditionally described as the first pope after St. Peter to have suffered that fate. 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. The Carmelites venerate Telesphorus as patron saint of the order since he is claimed have lived on Mount Carmel as a hermit. An engraving of Saint Irenaeus (ca. ... Historically, a martyr is a person who dies for his or her religious faith. ... According to tradition, Peter was crucified upside-down, as shown in this painting by Caravaggio. ... A martyrology is a catalogue or list of martyrs, or, more exactly, of saints, arranged in the order of their anniversaries. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Order of Our Lady of Mt. ... A view of Mount Carmel in 1894 Mount Carmel is a coastal mountain range in Israel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. ... A hermit (from the Greek erēmos, signifying desert, uninhabited, hence desert-dweller) is a person who lives to some greater or lesser degree in seclusion and/or isolation from society. ...


Source

Kelly, J.N.D. Oxford Dictionary of Popes. (1986). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Preceded by:
Saint Sixtus I
Pope
126–136
Succeeded by:
Saint Hyginus
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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.
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