EVARISTUS (Saint) Pope, Martyr (October 26) (2nd century) The successor of Saint Anacletus, or possibly of Saint Clement in the Chair of Saint Peter. There is much dispute as to the precise date of his nine years’ Pontificate. Some put it A.D. 96 to A.D. 108; others A.D. 103 to A.D. 112; others again, A.D. 112 to A.D. 121. He appears to have been a Greek of Antioch, and on the side of his father, of Jewish descent. He divided the City of Rome into parishes and appointed seven deacons to attend the Pope, thus originating the College of Cardinals. He is honoured liturgically as a Martyr.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Evaristus”. , 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 January 2013. Web. 21 May 2013. <>