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Chair of St Peter - February 22

Faith Ministry Channel Description about the Chair of St. Peter by Fr. Gilbert Choondal That Saint Peter, before he went to Rome, founded the see of Antioch is attested by many Saints of the earliest…More
Faith Ministry Channel Description about the Chair of St. Peter by Fr. Gilbert Choondal
That Saint Peter, before he went to Rome, founded the see of Antioch is attested by many Saints of the earliest times, including Saint Ignatius of Antioch and Saint Clement, Pope. It was just that the Prince of the Apostles should take under his particular care and surveillance this city, which was then the capital of the East, and where the faith so early took such deep roots as to give birth there to the name of Christians. There his voice could be heard by representatives of the three largest nations of antiquity — the Hebrews, the Greeks and the Latins. Saint Chrysostom says that Saint Peter was there for a long period; Saint Gregory the Great, that he was seven years Bishop of Antioch. He did not reside there at all times, but governed its apostolic activity with the wisdom his mandate assured.
If as tradition affirms, he was twenty-five years in Rome, the date of his establishment at Antioch…More