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Saint Hegesippus

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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Christian chronicler

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Hegesippus: April 7
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Christian chronicler
  • Date of Death: Saint Hegesippus died c180

The Story and History of Saint Hegesippus
The story and history of Saint 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.

Feast Day of Saint Hegesippus
The Feast Day of Saint Hegesippus is April 7. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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