Saint Clement I
Saint of the Day for November 29
(d. 101, or 99 according to other sources 1.)
Pope Clement I (called CLEMENS ROMANUS to distinguish him from the Alexandrian), is the first of the successors of St. Peter of whom anything definite is known, and he is the first of the “Apostolic Fathers”. His feast is celebrated 23 November. He has left one genuine writing, a letter to the Church of Corinth, and many others have been attributed to him.2.
The Hieromartyr Clement, Pope of Rome, was born at Rome into a rich and illustrious family. Separated from his parents from childhood by force of circumstances, Clement was raised by strangers. Living in Rome, the youth received a fine education, he was surrounded by luxury, and had access to the imperial court. But these comforts brought him no joy, and pagan wisdom failed to attract him. He began to ponder the meaning of life.[ read on]
Troparion — Tone 4
O God of our Fathers, / always act with kindness towards us; / take not Your mercy from us, / but guide our lives in peace / through the prayers of the hierarchs Clement and Peter.
1. Clement of Rome, St.” Cross, F. L. (ed.), The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005
2.Chapman, J, 1908. Pope St. Clement I. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. V4. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved November 29, 2016 from New Advent: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04012c.htm.
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Life: Hieromartyr Clement the Pope of Rome – Orthodox Church in America. 2016. Hieromartyr Clement the Pope of Rome – Orthodox Church in America. [ONLINE] Available at: https://oca.org/saints/lives/2016/11/25/103393-hieromartyr-clement-the-pope-of-rome. [Accessed 29 November 2016].