Thursday, November 25, 2010

St. Peter of Alexandria Never Sat On His Patriarchal Throne

It is said of St. Peter of Alexandria (Nov. 24) that he never climbed the steps and sat on the patriarchal throne in church, but rather stood or sat before the steps of the throne. When the faithful complained that their hierarch did not sit in his place, he replied: "Whenever I approach the throne, I see a heavenly light and power upon it, and that is why I do not dare climb and sit on it."

- St. Nikolai Velimirovich
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