Episode 20: Oh My Papa…The History of the Papacy Part 1


As we approach the posting of the 95 Theses in Luther’s story, it seems like a good idea to learn about the institution of the papacy itself.  This first part details the history of the beginning of the papacy, starting with the tradition that St. Peter was the first Bishop of Rome, and how we get from there in a straight line to what has been one of the oldest, if not the oldest continual institution in recorded history.

Happy Listening!



  1. Marianne Mercer

    June 7, 2017 at 3:04 am

    I am so enjoying your podcast about Martin Luther. In this 500th anniversary of the 95 Thesis being posted I have been delving into his life and find your podcasts to be so informative. I am curious about what the music is that accompanies each episode. It reminds me of a group of musicians we saw on the street in Munich,
    Konnexion Balkon . Thanks for the education and entertainment of your podcasts.

  2. The image of St Peter, where did you get it? I’m aware of the imagery of the keys, he holds, as being keys to Heaven. But in this, one key has 555 on it (in liue of a cross). I’m courious to know if that is significant?

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