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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

St. Clement of Rome

St. Clement of Rome, or Pope Clement I, was a Pope and Martyr of the 1st century, whose feast was yesterday, November 23. He is listed as the first Apostolic Father of the early Church. His writing to the church at Corinth, 1 Clement (c. 96), demonstrates the apostolic authority of presbyters (elders). He also defends the appointment of bishops and deacons as supported in Scripture.

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