Saint Clement Ist 29 November 2016

Saint Clement I

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This illustration is from The Lives and Times of the Popes by Chevalier Artaud de Montor, New York: The Catholic Publication Society of America, 1911. It was originally published in 1842.

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.

Orthodox Church in AmericaHieromartyr Clement the Pope of Rome

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]

Hieromartyr Clement the Pope of Rome – Troparion & KontakionCommemorated on November 25

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.

Kontakion — Tone 4Podoben: “Today You have shown forth…” / Unshakeable and godlike towers of the Church, / truly inspired and mighty pillars of the Faith, / all-praised Clement and Peter, protect us all by your prayers.


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