Saturday, December 04, 2010
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.