Peter | Apostle

● Orthodox/Catholic Remembrance Day: June 29
● Name means: the rock (Greek – Latin)
● Apostles, Martyrs
● Attributes: Key, Ship, Book, Rooster, Inverted Cross
● Patron: the Pope, the Repentant, the Penitent, the Confessor, the Bridge Builder,
Butcher, Glazier, Carpenter, Locksmith, Blacksmith, Iron Monger, 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).