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quod pro nobis traditum est

Saturday, December 04, 2010

on preaching

St. Peter Chrysologus (c. 380 - 450), Bishop, Confessor, Doctor, was Bishop of Ravenna from about AD 433 until his death. He was known as the "The Doctor of Homilies" for his eloquence and speaking ability. Peter was involved in the christological controversies of the day, speaking against Arianism and Monophysitism. He also wrote to Eutyches to accept the ruling of the Council of Chalcedon and obey the Bishop of Rome. Peter advocated daily reception of Holy Communion. Today is his feast on the traditional calendar in the west.

2 comments:

William Weedon said...

Mystery to me how LSB did not retain this observation. I LOVE his homilies. The soul of brevity, yet chocked full of wisdom.

Fr. Timothy D. May said...

"Golden-mouthed"