FEAST: The Chair of Saint Peter

“And when the chief Shepherd is revealed, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.” (1Peter 5:4.)

Saint Augustine of Hippo comments on this verse from the Gospel proclaimed at Mass today:

“While thinking of him self as a martyr to be, Cyprian did not allow himself to forget that he was still a bishop and was more anxious about the account he was to give to the chief shepherd concerning the sheep committed to him than he was about the answer he would give to the unbelieving proconsul, concerning his own faith.” (Sermon 309)

Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that no tempests may disturb us,
for you have set us fast
on the rock of the
Apostle Peter’s confession of faith.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Glory to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen