18 January 2011
Feast of St. Peter's Chair in Rome
Today is the Feast of St. Peter's Chair in Rome. This is the ancient patronal feast of the authority of the Popes. Even before the wreckovation of the Calendar in 1969, this feast was conflated with the Feast of St. Peter's Chair in Antioch (Feb. 22) and now we have on that date the Feast of St. Peter's Chair.
Of which he had two.
Oh, well. And speaking of wreckovations, notice in the photo above the original Altar of the Chair, before the UFO-looking dining room table thingy was insinuated into the sanctuary. Thankfully, Pope Benedict XVI had that eyesore removed-- but alas, it was too late for the altar above, kindly smashed into pieces by our "reformed" liturgical betters.
Pray for the Holy Father!