Chair of St. Peter

(The). The office of the Pope of Rome, said to be founded by St. Peter, the apostle; but St. Peter's Chair means the Catholic festival held in commemoration of the two episcopates founded by the apostle, one at Rome, and the other at Antioch (January 18th and February 22nd).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Chair of St Peter from Fact Monster:

  • Saint Peter - Peter, Saint Peter, Saint, d. A.D. 64?, most prominent of the Twelve Apostles, listed first in the ...

Related Content