Saturday, May 30, 2020

Saint Hegesippus of Jerusalem – Saint of the Day – April 7

St. Hegesippus of Jerusalem Biography

St. Hegesippus of Jerusalem Profile. Born: 110 AD in Jordan, Asia. Worked in Jerusalem, Rome. Died: 180 AD in Jerusalem. Feast Day is celebrated on April 7.

The Memorial of St. Hegesippus of Jerusalem – Saint of the Day

St. Hegesippus of Jerusalem Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 110 AD
Country of Birth Jordan of Asia
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Bishops
Profession Bishop
Place of Work Jerusalem, Rome
Date of Death 180 AD
Place of Death Jerusalem
Feast Day April 7
Beatification Beatified by Pre-Congregation
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
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Saint Hegesippus of Jerusalem
Saint Hegesippus of Jerusalem

Saint’s Biography

Saint Hegesippus of Jerusalem was a Jew from Jerusalem who converted to Christianity. He lived in Rome for twenty years researching the early Church. Saint Hegesippus returned to Jerusalem in 177 after visiting most of the important Christian churches. Hegesippus is known as the father of Church history for his five books on Church history from Christ’s death to Pope Eleuterus pontificate, especially about the Church in Jerusalem.

St. Hegesippus of Jerusalem Death

He died about 180, probably in Jerusalem, some clam he died in Rome. Saint Jerome testifies to his humble and apostolic spirit, “as he expressed through the simplicity of his writings.