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Eutychian
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Papacy began January 4, 275
Papacy ended December 7, 283
Predecessor Felix I
Successor Caius
Personal details
Birth name Eutychianus
Born ???
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Died December 7, 283
Rome, Roman Empire
Papal styles of
Pope Eutychian

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Reference style His Holiness
Spoken style Your Holiness
Religious style Holy Father
Posthumous style Saint

Pope Saint Eutychian or Eutychianus was pope from January 4, 275 to December 7, 283 (according to the Annuario Pontificio of 2003).

His original epitaph was discovered in the catacomb of Callixtus (see Kraus, Roma sotterranea, p. 154 et seq.), but almost nothing more is known of him. Even the date of his reign is uncertain. Liber Pontificalis gives a reign of 8 years and 11 months, from 275 to 283. Eusebius, on the other hand says his reign was only 10 months.

He is said to have allowed the blessing of grapes and beans on the altar and to have buried 324 martyrs with his own hands. Some historians doubt these traditions, since there was no persecution after the death of Aurelian in 275 and blessing the produce of the fields is believed to belong to a later period.

His feast is kept on December 8.

References

This article incorporates text from the public-domain Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Felix I
Bishop of Rome
Pope

275–283
Succeeded by
Caius
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