Double Major of the Feast of Saint Peter's Chair at Rome |
Missa "Státuit ei Dóminus"
Eleven years after the Ascension of our Blessed Lord, Saint Peter who had been
appointed the head of the Church on earth by Christ Himself, transferred the
seat of the Papacy from Antioch to Rome, where he preached the Faith and
established his episcopal chair, and there the Bishops of Rome have been
ever since accounted his successors. The feast of the Chair of St. Peter is
that of the foundation of the See of Rome. From the Third Century it was
symbolized by a chair carved in wood or tufa, a relic now kept high in the
apse of the Vatican Basilica.
Today is also the feast of
Saint Prisca, Virgin, Martyr. A commemoration is likewise made of St. Prisca, a
noble Roman virgin who suffered martyrdom about the year 275 at the age of
13 under the Emperor Claudius. Her relics are preserved in the ancient
church in Rome which bears her name. St. Prisca was condemned to be torn to
shreads by lions in the Colisseum. Instead, the wild beasts licked her feet.
She won the martyr's crown when the Emperor had her beheaded.
We want to thank the Friends of Our Lady of Fatima for expediting these resources of the Propers. Sources: Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945 Bio: Catholic Encyclopedia 1913 edition. Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945