Saint Clement Hieromartyr, bishop of Rome
Holiday date: 24/11
Saint Clement was a Roman aristocrat of royal descent, the son of Faustus and Matthida. Clement studied all the sciences of Greek education, worshiped the Apostle Peter and was taught by him the true faith and knowledge of God, so he became a fervent preacher of the Gospel and wrote several works.
Clement was the third bishop of Rome, after succeeding Aneglitus, around the year 92 AD. He shepherded the Church of Rome with excessive zeal during those difficult years of persecution. He was captured by Dometian and exiled to a desert city near Chersona. There, they tied an iron anchor around his neck and threw him into the sea, where he surrendered his holy soul (101 AD).
However, it is worth noting that Clement was not only wise in grammar education, but belonged to those whom the Divine Paul calls “wise in good, but perfect in evil” (Romans, p. 19). Prudent, that is, when they do good, and at the same time free from all evil.