Sons of the East Who Sat on the Chair of Peter (A.D. 100-741)


A list of Popes who were Eastern in origin up to the 8th century

Evaristus (100, Greek)
Telesphorus (127, Greek)
Hyginus (139, Greek)
Anicetus (157, Syrian of Emesa)
Eleutherius (177, Greek of Nicopolis)
Anterus (235, Greek)
Sixtus II (257, Greek/Athenian)
Caius (288, Dalmatian)
Eusebius (310, Greek of Calabria)
Zosimus (417, Greek of Mesuras)
John IV (640, Dalmatian)
Theodore (642, Greek of Levantine/Colony of Rome)
Agatho (678, Greek/Sicilian)
John V (685, Syrian/Antioch)
Conon (687, Thracian? Greek)
Sergius I (687, Syrian/Palermo)
John VI (701, Greek)
John VII (705, Greek/Calabria)
Sisinnius (708, Greek)
Constantine (708, Syrian)
Gregory III (731, Syrian)
Zachary (741, Greek/Calabria)

Source – The Eastern Churches and the Papacy, S. Herbert Scott (Pg. 69 & 366)

Baptized, but no Eucharist? Hell or Heaven?


St. Augustine Receiving Holy Baptism

What happens if someone is baptized, but does not receive the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist? Was not our Lord clear that those who never drank His blood would perish? It is a great question, and I will seek to give an answer from three ancient witnesses, all deemed Saints by both Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholics, and Anglicans today. Continue reading