Short Lives of the Saints – Saint Peter’s Chair at Antioch

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The Church at Antioch was founded by the glorious apostle Saint Peter; and it was at Antioch that (according to the Acts of the Apostles) the disciples of Jesus Christ first received the name of Christians. For it is written: “And Barnabas went to Tarsus to seek Paul: whom when he had found he brought to Antioch. And they conversed there in the church a whole year: and they taught a great multitude, so that at Antioch the disciples were first named Christians.” To be a Christian, therefore, is to be the disciple of Christ, and, consequently, to be one of the faithful imitators of a crucified Lord.

. . . Raise your thoughts to that bright realm above
Where Christian Faith and Hope are lost in all-absorbing Love,
And blend the serpent’s prudence with the sweetness of the dove;
And faithful to our land and creed, in their bright footsteps move.
Who fought and bled and conquered all those centuries ago!
    – Father Thomas Burke, O.P.

Favorite Practice – A practical reverence for the name and obligations of a true Christian.

MLA Citation

  • Eleanor Cecilia Donnelly. “Saint Peter’s Chair at Antioch”. Short Lives of the Saints, 1910. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 April 2021. Web. 14 April 2021. <>