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THIRD AGE OF THE CHURCH

A. D.

202 St. Victor, July 28.

202–218 St. Zephyrinus, Aug. 26.

218–223 St. Calistus, Oct. 14.

223–230 St. Urban, May 25.

230–235 St. Pontian, Nov. 19.

235–236 St. Anterus, Jan. 3.

236–250 St. Fabianus, Jan. 20.

251–252 St. Cornelius, Sept. 16.

252–253 St. Lucius, March 4.

253–257 St. Stephen, Aug. 2.

257–258 St. Sixtus II., Aug. 6.

259–269 St. Dionysius, Dec. 26.

269–275 St. Felix, May 30.

275–283 St. Eutychian, vide April 22.

283–296 St. Caius, April 22.

296–304 St. Marcellinus, April 26.

211 Severus, July 17.

212 Geta, July 17.

217 Caracalla.

218 Macrinus.

222 Heliogabalus, April 22, Oct. 14.

235 Alexander Severus, April 22, Oct. 14, Nov. 19.

237 Maximinus, Sept. 16, Nov. 19.

237 Gordian I.

237 Gordian II.

238 Papienus.

238 Balbinus.

244 Gordian III.

249 Philip, Jan. 24.

251 Decius, Aug. 13, Sept. 16.

253 Gallus, Aug. 6, 13.

253 Hostilian.

270 Emilius, Aug. 6.

270 Volusianus.

260 Valerian, Feb. 24, April 30, Aug.

268 Gallien, Aug. 6.

270 Claudius II., Aug. 6.

270 Quintil.

275 Aurelian, Aug. 6.

282 Probus.

283 Carus, Sept. 22, Jan. 30.

284 Carinus, Sept. 22.

Numerianus.

Dioclesian, Jan. 20.

Maximian, Sept. 22. Dec. 9.

Herculeus, Sept. 22, April 27.

251 At Rome, against the Novatians, Sept. 16.

257 At Rome, against the Rebaptizers.

261 At Alexandria, in which Sabellius was condemned, Nov. 17.

264 At Antioch, against Paul of Samosata, Nov. 17.

270 At Antioch, against Paul of Samosata, Nov. 17.

202 St. Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons, June 28.

213 St. Pantænus, July 7.

216 Minutius Felix, June 3.

St. Clement of Alexandria, Dec. 4.

245 Tertullian, July 17.

250 St. Hypolitus, Aug. 22.

251 St. Cornelius, Sept. 16.

254 Origen, April 22, Nov. 17.

258 St. Sixtus II., Aug. 6.

258 St. Cyprian, Sept. 16.

259 Dionysius, Rome, Dec. 16.

264 St. Dionysius Alexander, Nov. 17.

270 St. Gregory, Neoces., Nov. 17.

St. Zeno, April 12.

Arnobius, Aug. 9.

270 On the writings ascribed to Dorotheus of Tyre vide June 5.

St. Victorinus, Nov. 2.

Calus, Priest of Rome, Nov. 18.

Julius Africanus.

Besides the Martyrs, the following were distinguished by their sanctity in this age

St. Felix of Nola, Jan. 14.

St. Julian, first Bishop of Mans, Jan. 27.

St. Cæcilius, June 3.

St. Martial, Bishop of Limoges, June 30.

St. Memmius, first Bishop of Chalons, Aug. 5.

St. Austremonius, Nov. 1.

St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, Nov. 17.

St. Gatian, first Bishop of Tours, Dec. 18.

A. D.

Rebaptizers, Aug. 2, Sept. 16.

239 Noetians, Nov. 17, mov. feasts.

240 Privatus, Jan. 20.

242 Berillus, April 22.

249 Arabici.

251 Novatus, Sept. 16, Nov. 17.

251 Novatian, Sept. 16.

257 Sabellians, May 2, Nov. 11, mov. feasts.

263 Paul of Samosata, May 30, Nov. 17, mov feasts.

254 Origenists, Sept. 30, April 22, Nov. 17.

277 Manes, Aug. 28, and the Manicheans

290 Hieracithæ.,

Valens.

Felicissimus, Sept. 16.

Angelici.

Apostolici.

Nepos, Nov. 17.

Coracion, Nov. 17.

Philostratus writes the life of Apollonius Tyanæus, April 22, May 26.

Persecutions

202 In the fifth general persecution, raised by Severus, in 202, suffered St. Irenæus, with many companions, at Lyons, June 28. St. Leonidas, April 22. SS. Perpetua and Felicitas and companions, March 7. St. Andeolus, May 1. St. Zoticus, July 21. St. Victor, July 28.

230 Under Alexander Severus, St. Cecily suffered. Nov. 22, and St. Callistus, Oct. 14.

235 In the sixth general persecution, raised by Maximinus, suffered St. Pontian, Nov. 19.

249 Under Philip, St. Apollonia suffered at Alexandria.

252 In the seventh general persecution, raised by Decius, suffered St. Fabian, Jan. 20. St. Babylas, Jan. 24. St. Pionius. Feb. 1. St. Agatha, Feb. 5. St. Polyeuctus, Feb. 13. St. Carpus, April 14. St. Maximus, April 30. St. Alexander, March 18. St. Acacius, March 31. Epimachus, May 10. St. Peter, May 15. St. Venantius, St. Castus, May 15. St. Martial, June 30. The Seven Sleepers, July 27. St. Abdon &c., July 30. St. Hypolitus, Aug. 13. St. Regina, Sept. 7. St. Lucian, Oct. 26. St. Trypho, Nov. 10. St. Nemesion, Dec. 19. St. Epimachus, Dec. 12. St. Victoria Dec. 23.

257 In the eighth general persecution, raised by Valerian, suffered St. Fructuosus, Jan. 21. St. Nicegorus, Feb. 9. St. Montanus, Feb. 24. St. Marinus, &c., March 3. St. Priscus, &c., Mar. 28. St. James, &c., April 30. St. Pontius May 14. St. Stephen, Aug. 2. St. Sixtus, Aug. 6. St. Laurence, Aug. 10. The Martyrs of Utica, Aug. 28. St. Cyprian, Sept. 16. St. Dionysius, Oct. 9. St. Saturninus, Nov. 29. St. Eugenia, Dec. 25.

270 In the ninth general persecution, raised by Aurelian, suffered St. Marius, &c., Jan. 19. St. Marinus, May 3. St. Conon, May 29. St. Felix, May 30. St. Agapetus, Aug. 18. St. Mamas, Aug. 18. St. Columba, Dec. 31.

In the tenth general persecution, raised by Dioclesian, from 286, suffered St. Sebastian, Jan. 20. St. Donatian. May 24. St. Tiburtius Aug. 11. St. Plat, Oct. 1. SS. Crispin and Crispinian, Oct. 25. St. Quintin, Oct. 31. The Seven Martyrs of Samosata, Dec. 9. St. Fuscian, Dec. 11.

On the first preachers of the Christian faith in Gaul.

They received their mission and orders from the Apostolic See of Rome, as did the preachers who established churches in Spain and Africa, Oct. 9, Jan. 20.

211 The gospel preached at Besançon, June 16.

272 Saint Benignus preaches in Burgundy, and St. Austremonius in Auvergne, Nov. 1. St. Firminus and St. Quintin at Amiens, Sept. 25, Oct. 31. St. Piat, at Tournay. Oct. 1.

On the Consubstantiality of God the Son, Feb. 1, Nov. 17, Dec. 26, Dec. 9.

Original Sin, Nov. 17.

On the validity of Baptism given by heretics, Sept. 16.

Eucharist, Nov. 17.

On the Real Presence, Dec. 9, and the Sacrifice of the Mass, Sept. 16.

On Confession, Sept. 16.

On Orders; the number of priests, deacons, &c., in the city of Rome, Sept. 16.

On the supremacy of St. Peter, and of the pope, Aug. 2.

On the Unity of the Church, and the necessity of holding this unity, Sept. 16.

Miraculous powers in the Church, June 28, Sept. 16.

The Saints in heaven intercede for the faithful on earth, April 22, Sept. 16.

The excellence of Virginity, Sept. 16.

St. Anthony places his sister in a house of virginity, Jan. 17.

The Fast of Lent, Nov. 17.

Fasts of Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 21.

Institution of Ember-days, Oct. 14.

St. Anthony retires into solitude, Jan. 17.

On the Catacombs, Oct. 14.

On the ancient custom of visiting the tombs of the martyrs, Oct. 14.

On the ancient manner of writing, Aug. 13.

The first antipope, Novatianus, Aug. 28.








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