St Peter’s Chair (in Antioch)


Yesterday was the Western commemoration of St Peter’s Chair. This morning in the sacristry I noticed another calendar that noted yesterday as “The Chair of St Peter in Antioch.”

Now of course, St Peter’s See prior to that of Rome was at Antioch. This I understand. But why would this Anglican calendar read “The Chair of St Peter in Antioch“?

Is this a slight of hand to minimalize the authority of Rome as the Holy See or does it have a historical justification?

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St Peter’s Chair (in Antioch)


Yesterday was the Western commemoration of St Peter’s Chair. This morning in the sacristry I noticed another calendar that noted yesterday as “The Chair of St Peter in Antioch.”

Now of course, St Peter’s See prior to that of Rome was at Antioch. This I understand. But why would this Anglican calendar read “The Chair of St Peter in Antioch“?

Is this a slight of hand to minimalize the authority of Rome as the Holy See or does it have a historical justification?