Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Chair of St. Peter at Antioch

Nice quotations on today's feast on Occidentalis, as well as pictures of our beloved Patriarch IGNATIUS IV.

An Antiochian friend of mine, a former Irish Melkite Catholic, told me he hosted the former Melkite Patriarch of Antioch, Maximos V, at his home several years ago. To my friend's surprise, the patriarch proved to have a rich sense of humor. At one point, he burst out, "Just think: If Peter had died at Antioch, today, I'd be the Pope!"


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