Saint for the Day - April 7 - St. Hegesippus
He was by birth a Jew,
and belonged to the Church of Jerusalem, but
travelling to Rome, he lived there nearly twenty
years, from the pontificate of Anicetus to that of
Eleutherius, in 177, when he returned into the East,
where he died at an advanced age, probably at
Jerusalem, in the year of Christ 180, according to
the chronicle of Alexandria.
He wrote in the year 133 a History of the Church in
five books, from the Passion of Christ down to his
own time, the loss of which work is extremely
regretted. In it he gave illustrious proofs of his
faith, and showed the apostolical tradition, and
that though certain men had disturbed the Church by
broaching heresies, yet down to his time no
episcopal see or particular church had fallen into
error. This testimony he gave after having
personally visited all the principal churches, both
of the East and the West.
Saint for the Day - St. Hegesippus
Read about the Saint for today - April 7 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
The greatest sacrifices imposed
by the love of peace will appear
as naught if we call to mind the
example of Our Saviour, and
remember His words, "Blessed are
the peacemakers, for they shall
be called the children of God."
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