Peter and Paul | Apostles

● Orthodox/Catholic Remembrance Day: June 29
● Name means: the rock (Greek – Latin)
● Apostles, Martyr
● Attributes: Key, Ship, Book, Rooster, Inverted Cross
● Patron: the Pope, the Repentant, the Penitent, the Confessor, the Bridge Builder,
Butcher, Glazier, Carpenter, Locksmith, Blacksmith, IronMonger, Lead Caster,
Watchmaker, Paper Merchant, Potter, Bricklayer, Brick Burner, Stonecutter, Net Weaver,
Cloth Weaver, Walker, Fisherman, Fishmonger, Skipper and Castaways, the Virgins,
against Obsession, Fallen Addiction, Rabies, Fever, Snake Bite, Foot ailments and Theft,
of the weather.
● Born around 1 in Bethsaida, today the hill Et-Tell near Ad Dardara, Syria, or in
Capernaum, today abandoned place on the Sea of Galilee, Israel
● Died around 64 in Rome
The fisherman Simon lived with his wife in Capernaum. The legend of Petronilla knows that he
had children. Together with his brother Andrew, who had previously been a disciple of John the
Baptist, he was called by Jesus to his disciple group (Gospel of Mark 1:16-18). Healing Peter’s
mother-in-law from fever was one of Jesus’ first miracles (Matthew 8:14-15). During the change
on the Sea of Galilee, Peter’s faith proved to be hesitant: he wanted to follow Jesus walking on
the water, but became afraid to sink, after his salvation he confessed with a kneeling: You are in
fact God’s Son (Matthew 14:28-32).
● Day of Remembrance orthodox/Catholic: June 29
● Name means: S: the desired (Hebrew) P: the little one (Greek – Latin)

● Apostle
● Patron: theologians and pastors, workers; the Catholic press; for rain and fertility of the
fields; against fear and anxiety, ear problems, convulsions, snake bites, lightning and hail
● Attributes: Book, Sword
● Born around 8 in Tarsus
● Died around 64 in Rome
Paul – Hebrew: Saul – was the son of wealthy Jewish parents with Roman citizenship, but had
grown up in a Greek-bourgeois environment and mastered the Greek language. Saul learned his
father’s profession as a tent carpet weaver and also followed him as a follower of the faithful
Jewish group of the Pharisees, i.e. as a Jewish theologian in the lay state. For his further
theological training, he went to Jerusalem to the highly respected Jewish teacher Gamaliel (Acts
22:3). Saul’s zeal for faith meant that he persecuted the emerging Christian church, which he
considered a Jewish sect that deviated from the law and therefore had to be destroyed
(Galatians 1:13). The Acts of the Apostles tell us that in 35/36 he guarded the clothes of the
tormentors when Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was stoned (7:58). Saul was commissioned
to lead further persecutions of Christians in Damascus, but a wonderful encounter with the
risen Christ before Damascus radically changed his life.