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Peter Chrysologus, Saint,

c.380–450, bishop of Ravenna, Doctor of the Church. Ordained by Cornelius, bishop of Imola, he lived as a monk for several years before being named bishop by Pope Sixtus III in 433. A skilled orator, he was known for his concise, inspired homilies, many of which have been preserved and translated. Peter was instrumental in the condemnation of MonophysitismMonophysitism
[Gr.,=belief in a single nature], a heresy of the 5th and 6th cent., which grew out of a reaction against Nestorianism. It was anticipated by Apollinarianism and was continuous with the principles of Eutyches, whose doctrine had been rejected in 451 at Chalcedon
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, later declared a heresy by the church. He is venerated by both the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. Feast: July 30.
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Peter Chrysologus (400-450 AD), an early church father who was renowned for his preaching at Ravena, comments on this miracle:
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Peter Chrysologus in the fifth century said: "God saw the world falling to ruin because of fear and immediately acted to call it back with love.
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