Church of Antioch the See of Peter ?


The Roman See has always applauded the see of Antioch as being the very first See of St. Peter. However, Peter as an Apostle did not reside in Antioch unto the end, and thus another took the episcopate of Antioch *while Peter was alive*. Thus, the Petrine succession of Antioch is of a different nature than the Petrine succession @ Rome since the primatial office of St. Peter is not given to two co-existing persons, but only one, and since Peter took office in Rome, it was the successor *there* which is a successor to peter’s primacy. Although, it is still appropriate to speak of an Petri-Antiochene succession, only with the proper distinctions stated above.

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