Dec 31st - Silvester I
Best known as the pope of the later Donation of Constantine forgery, the truth is more that his being a contemporary of Constantine was probably the main contribution to the length and efficacy of his papacy compared to those of his predecessors.
But this controversy overshadows Silvester's legacy, such as we can understand it.
I had written much more but the Spirit has seen fit to keep it from seeing the light of day. As the calendar year comes to a close I take that as a sign for me to close; and so I will respect it and just post the beginning of the Gospel for today.
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.
-- John 1:1-5
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