Must we re-hash the abundant testimony of the Eastern Fathers re; St. Peter's primacy?
There are few that support supremacy as well. But the Cath sites arent happy with this. They have to stretch the truth and claim there are many.
Here is one example.
Dust Storm wrote referring to the following site:
HERE IS MY RESPONSE:
RE Response to Quotes from Chrysostom supporting Papal Supremacy:
“Peter, the coryphaeus of the choir of apostles, the mouth of the disciples"
Chrysosotom used exalted titles often. So did others during this period, including Augustine. This was a style at the time . We should not infer primary of jurisdiction from these titles.
Chrysostom uses coryphaeus, for example to refer to Peter, This was a general title He uses it to describe Peter, James, John, Andrew and Paul.
St. John Chrysostom:“‘And I say unto thee, Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church’; that is, on the faith of his confession”[St. John, Homily 53 on St. Matthew].
“He speaks from this time lowly things, on His way to His passion, that He might show His humanity. For He that hath built His Church upon Peter’s confession, and has so fortified it, that ten thousand dangers and deaths are not to prevail over it...”[St. John Chrysostom, Homily 82.3 on St. Matthew]
Rome wishes to apply only to St. Peter:“feed my lambs, feed my sheep”, which Rome wishes to apply only to St. Peter:
“This was not said to the Apostles and bishops only, but also to each one of us, however humble, to whom has been committed the care of the flock.”[Homilies on St. Matthew, 77th homily.
We know this is also true for Chrysostom because he applies similar titles to the other apostles and did not interpret the rock of Matthew 16 to be Peter.
Chrysostom states that Peter alone did not receive the charge of the world but John and Paul as well
Peter alone was not appointed teacher of the world So was Paul.
Peter was not the sole holder of the keys of heaven. So was John..
Chrysostom places the apostles on an equal footing relative to authority:
Do you not see that the headship was in the hands of these three, especially of Peter and James? This was the chief cause of their condemnation by Herod (Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles, Homily XXVI, p. 169)
The coryphaei, Peter the foundation of the Church, Paul the vessel of election (Contra ludos et theatra 1, PG VI, 265. Cited by Chapman, Studies on the Early Papacy (London: Sheed & Ward, 1928), p. 76)
Chrysostom indicates the apostle John has equality with Peter, receiving the charge of the whole world and the keys with Peter:
And this He did to withdraw them (Peter and John) from their unseasonable sympathy for each other; for since they were about to receive the charge of the world,(Philip Schaff, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1956), Volume XIV, Saint Chrysostom, Homilies on the Gospel of John, Homily 88.1-2, pp. 331-332).
For the Son of thunder, the beloved of Christ, the pillar of the Churches throughout the world, who holds the keys of heaven, who drank the cup of Christ, and was baptized with His baptism, who lay upon his Master’s bosom, with much confidence, this man now comes forward to us now (Philip Schaff, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers (Homilies on the Gospel of John, Homily 1.1, p. 1).
Chrysostom places Paul on an equal footing with Peter:
The merciful God is wont to give this honor to his servants, that by their grace others may acquire salvation; as was agreed by the blessed Paul, that teacher of the world who emitted the rays of his teaching everywhere (Homily 24, On Genesis..Cited by E. Giles, Documents Illustrating Papal Authority (London: SPCK, 1952), p. 165).