Feast of the Chair of Peter – transferred

The Feast of the Chair of Peter was transferred in the Vatican Basilica to today. It is normally on 22 February. This year the Feast, important in the Vatican Basilica for obvious reasons, would conflict with Ash Wednesday.

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A shot of the Roman Curia wall calendar.

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I wish all those who belong to the Ordinariate of the Chair of Peter a fine day.

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3 Responses to Feast of the Chair of Peter – transferred

  1. Joe in Canada says:

    Father, why can the Chair of St Peter be on a Sunday but the Annunciation of Our Lady not, at least on the OF calendar?
    (and does the fact that it is moved to March 26 this year mean that Christmas will be moved to Dec 26? [;o])

  2. Whose tomb is under the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica?

  3. uptoncp says:

    Joe – it’s the difference in importance of the Sundays; if the Annunciation falls on a Sunday, it is necessarily one in Lent, while today (for the OF) is a relatively unimportant Sunday of the Year.

    My question would be about the direction of the transference; I thought a feast transferred was always delayed, never anticipated.