TUESDAY
November 21, 2000
volume 11, no. 238


MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 21st:

  • 235 A.D.
  • Pope Saint Anterus becomes the 19th successor of Peter. This Grecian born pontiff's reign would be short-lived, being martyred by the Emperor Maximus, a barbarian from Thrace, on January 3, 236. Before giving up his life for Our Lord, Anterus ordered that the acts and relics of the martyrs be gathered together and kept in churches in a place called the "scrinium."

  • 496 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Saint Gelasius I, 49th successor of Peter. During his four-and-a-half-year papacy he instituted the Code for the uniforming of ceremonies and rites. Because of his charity he was called the "Father of the Poor." He maintained the supremacy of the Church over that of kings and inserted the "Kyrie eleison" into the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.


November 21, 2000
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MILLENNIUM MILESTONES


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