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04 December 2021

Saint Peter Chrysologus. Bishop. Confessor. Doctor Of The Church. Feast Day 4 December.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Saint Peter Chrysologus.
   Doctor Of The Church.
   Feast Day 4 December.


White Vestments.

Saint Peter Chrysologus.
Artist: School of Guercino.
Date: 17th-Century.
Collection: Diocesan Museum Blessed Pope Pius IX, Imola, Italy.
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Saint Peter Chrysologus gained the name Chrysologus, which means "Speech of Gold", by his great eloquence. As The Collect reminds us, his promotion to The See of Ravenna (433 A.D.), owing to an apparition of the Apostle Saint Peter to Pope Sixtus III, was miraculous.

"You are The Salt of The Earth . . . and The Light of The World," says the Gospel. "Preach The Word; be instant in Season, out of Season; reprove, entreat, rebuke . . . do the work of an Evangelist," continues the Epistle.

That was what Saint Peter Chrysologus did: He composed more than one hundred and sixty Homilies, full of learning, which earned him the Title of Doctor of The Church.

It was he who wrote this well-known saying: "He who amuses himself with Satan cannot rejoice with Christ."

He died at Imola in 450 A.D.

Let us listen lovingly to The Word of God.

Mass: In médio.
Commemoration: Of The Feria.
Commemoration: Of Saint Barbara.

The following Text is form Wikipedia - the free encyclopædia.

Peter Chrysologus (Greek: Ἅγιος Πέτρος ὁ Χρυσολόγος, Petros Chrysologos, meaning Peter The "Golden-Worded") (circa 380 A.D. – circa 450 A.D.), was Bishop of Ravenna from about 433 A.D. until his death. He is known as "The Doctor of Homilies” for the concise, but theologically rich, reflections that he delivered during his time as The Bishop of Ravenna.

He is revered as a Saint by The Roman Catholic Church and The Eastern Orthodox Church; he was declared a Doctor of The Church by Pope Benedict XIII in 1729.

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