Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us
When is the Feast of the Flabella - ostrich feather fans?If we celebrate a chair, is there a comparable feast for the foldstool, or the papal four-poster bed, or the Papal Apartment Doorknobs?Will there be a feast of the Papal Epergne?All Furniture Matters!!!
Indeed, all those under the illusion that the "Chair of St. Peter" refers to a piece of furniture on which St. Peter sat, might well celebrate a feast of the papal bed, a feast of the papal toilet seat, etc. Let such folks seek their own level, by all means.
Indidentally, on the Sunday preceding this great feast in 2012, Pope Benedict XVI gave a magisterial homily--the likes of which we haven't heard since his resignation--on the significance of the Chair of St. Peter as "the throne of truth which takes its origin from Christ’s commission after the confession at Caesarea Philippi":http://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/homilies/2012/documents/hf_ben-xvi_hom_20120219_nuovi-cardinali.html
D. None of the above. As things currently stand, a partially broken folding lawn chair that is in the trunk of that wreck Francis uses to cruise the Vatican lanes would probably be the most humble representation.
"the throne of truth which takes its origin from Christ’s commission after the confession at Caesarea Philippi" - wow, that is beautiful. Thanks for sharing those words of Pope Benedict XVI.
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