It’s been requested of me to provide the quote of St. John Chrysostom that caused me to believe that the Catholic Church is correct and to receive the Sacraments in the Catholic Church even though I am a Chrismated Greek Orthodox Christian - according to the Catholic Code of Canon Law 844 §3. “Catholic ministers administer the sacraments of penance, Eucharist, and anointing of the sick licitly to members of Eastern Churches which do not have full communion with the Catholic Church if they seek such on their own accord and are properly disposed. This is also valid for members of other Churches which in the judgment of the Apostolic See are in the same condition in regard to the sacraments as these Eastern Churches.” and according to the Orthodox Church, it ex-communicates me meaning I can no longer receive the Mysteries of the Orthodox Church prior to Confession to an Orthodox Priest. Though, the Greek Orthodox Church does say that the Catholic Church has valid Sacraments, so in their eyes I’m still receiving Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist. (Though some Orthodox Churches do not believe/teach that.)
Here it is:
“**Peter, that Leader of the choir, that Mouth of the rest of the Apostles, that Head of the brotherhood, that One set over the entire universe, that Foundation of the Church.” **Chrysostom, In illud, hoc Scitote, n. 4, p. 282. I read this in the book called Jesus, Peter & the Keys A Scriptural Handbook on the Papacy by Scott Butler, Norman Dahlgren & Rev. Mr. David Hess
I miss the Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church and I miss the practice of full Orthodox Spirituality. Please prove this quote of St. John’s wrong so I can come home. I don’t want people to list their emotions or personal opinions, but actual hard facts which disprove it.
Of course there is more than 1 quote of St. John Chrysostom’s that supports the Papacy, so I suppose, if it is possible for someone to prove this one wrong, then I will need to list the others.
Oh and if those also were disproved then I suppose, I’d also need a strong explanation of why “the Keys” were only given to St. Peter by Christ (and not to the rest of the Apostles) & how one can possibly discern from Christ’s action in that matter that the St. Peter and his Successors do not have higher authority than the rest of the Apostles and their Successors.
That should about do it. Who’s up for the challenge?