Helping restore Father's people
to the Ancient Paths of scripture.
Walking in the Ten Words (Commandments) and the Power of the Holy Spirit
(Rev.12:17, Luk.10:19, Mat.28:19-20)
Pope Sixtus I (42 – c. 124) was the Bishop of Rome from c. 115 to his death c. 124. He succeeded Pope Alexander I and was succeeded by Pope Telesphorus. In the oldest documents, Xystus(From the Greek word for "Polished") is the spelling used for the first three popes of that name. Pope Sixtus I is also the sixth Pope after Peter, leading to questions whether the name "Sixtus" is fictitious. The Holy See's Annuario Pontificio (2012) identifies him as a Roman who reigned from 117 or 119 to 126 or 128. According to the Liberian Catalogue of popes, he ruled the Church during the reign of Hadrian "a consulatu Negro et Aproniani usque Vero III et Ambibulo", that is, from 117 to 126. Eusebius states in his Chronicon that Sixtus I was pope from 114 to 124, while his Historia Ecclesiastica, using a different catalogue of popes, claims his rule from 114 to 128. All authorities agree that he reigned about ten years. He was a Roman by birth, and his father's name was Pastor. According to the Liber Pontificalis (ed. Duchesne, I.128), he passed the following three ordinances: - that none but sacred ministers are allowed to touch the sacred vessels;
- that bishops who have been summoned to the Holy See shall, upon their return, not be received by their diocese except on presenting Apostolic letters;
- that after the Preface in the Mass the priest shall recite the Sanctus with the people.
The Repairer of the Breach. - Helping restore Father's people to the Ancient paths of scripture.