Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle

Today we celebrate the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle. To put it another way today we commemorate Christ choosing Peter to sit in his place as the leader of the Church as it’s first Pope. Probably the best known biblical text for today’s Feast is found in the 16th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus describes Peter as the rock upon whom he will build His Church and promises him the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

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