Saint of the Day | Divine Mercy & St. Bernard 26 November 2017

Saint of the Day
St. Peter of Alexandria
Local commemorations of the fourth-century martyr Saint Peter of Alexandria will take place on Nov. 25 and 26. Although his feast day in the Western tradition (on the latter date) is no longer a part of the Roman Catholic Churchuniversal calendar, he remains especially beloved among Catholic and Orthodox Christians of the Egyptian Coptic tradition. Tradition attests that the Egyptian bishop was the last believer to suffer death at the hands of Roman imperial authorities for his faith in Christ. For this reason, St. Peter of Alexandria is known as the “Seal of the Martyrs. He is said to have undertaken severe penances for the sake of the suffering Church during his lifetime, and written letters of encouragement to those in prison, before going to his death at the close of the era of the martyrs. [ ]

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Pope Peter of Alexandria
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Vision of Peter of Alexandria (Russian icon)  Pope Peter I of Alexandria, 17th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. He is revered as a saint by the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Roman Catholic Church.[1]

Born 3rd century
Died 25 November 311
Alexandria, Egypt
Venerated in Oriental OrthodoxyEastern OrthodoxyCatholicism
Feast 25 November
Attributes Vested as a bishop, holding a Gospel Book


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