Peter Chrysologus, Saint
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
..... Click the link for more information. , 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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