Book of Saints – Hormisdas the Pope

detail of a bas-relief portrait medallion of Pope Saint Hormisdas, date and artist unknown; Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, ItalyArticle

(Saint) Pope (August 6) (6th century) Born at Frosinone in Latium, he succeeded Saint Symmachus (A.D. 514). He sent Envoys to the Emperor Anastasius of Constantinople and succeeded after the accession of the Emperor Justin in putting an end to the Schism between the Greek and Latin Churches, caused by the adhesion since A.D. 484 of the Byzantines to the errors of Eutyches. Saint Hormisdas was a Prelate distinguished for his ability, clear-sightedness, and firmness. He made several regulations concerning the Liturgy, and restored and enriched many churches in Rome. He died after a Pontificate of nine years (A.D. 523). Seventy or eighty of his letters are still extant.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Hormisdas the Pope”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 May 2016. Web. 25 November 2017. <>