January 4, 275
December 7, 283
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papal name=Pope Eutychian
Pope Saint Eutychian or Eutychianus was
popefrom January 4, 275to December 7, 283(according to the "Annuario Pontificio" of 2003).
His original epitaph was discovered in the
catacombs 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
Aurelianin 275 and blessing the produce of the fields is believed to belong to a later period.
His feast is kept on
* [http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/01_01_0275-0283-_Eutychianus,_Sanctus.html Opera Omnia]
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