Pape Sylvester I

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Sylvester I
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Sylvester I
Installed31 Januar 314
Term endit31 December 335
Personal details
Birth nameSilvester
BornSant'Angelo a Scala, Avellino [1]
DiedDecember 31, 335 (aged ??)
Roum, Italy[1]
Feast day
Veneratit in
Ither papes named Sylvester

Pape Sylvester I (dee'd 31 December 335), whase name is an aa spelled Silvester, wis pape frae 31 Januar, 314 tae his daith in 335. He succeedit Pape Miltiades.[2] He filled the See o Roum at an important era in the history o the Catholic Kirk, yet very little is kent o him.[3] The accoonts o his papacy preserved in the Liber Pontificalis (seivent or aicht century) conteen little mair nor a record o the gifts said tae hae been conferred on the Kirk bi Constantine I,[4] awtho it daes say that he wis the son o a Roman named Rufinus.[5] His feast is jubilantly celebratit as Saunt Sylvester's Day amang the Wastren Christian Kirks on December 31, while Eastren Christian Kirks commemorate it on Januar 2.[6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Patron Saints Index: Pope Saint Sylvester I". Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  2. Annuario Pontificio (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2008 ISBN 978-88-209-8021-4), p. 8*
  3. Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (Oxford University Press 2005 ISBN 978-0-19-280290-3), article "Sylvester I, St"
  4. Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Silvester (popes)" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  5.  "Pope St. Sylvester I" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  6. Butler, Alban (1981). Butler's Lives of the Saints, Volume 4 (in English). Christian Classics. p. 644. Retrieved 1 January 2017.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)