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The holy, glorious and all-laudable '''Apostle Peter''' was the leader of the twelve apostles of Jesus.  His feast is celebrated on [[June 29]].
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[[Image:Apostle Peter.jpg|right|frame|St. Peter]]
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The holy, glorious and all-laudable '''Apostle Peter''' was the leader of the twelve [[apostles]] of [[Jesus Christ]].  His feast is celebrated on [[June 29]].
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
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The divinely-blessed Peter was from Bethsaida of Galilee.  He was the son of Jonas and the brother of [[Apostle Andrew|Andrew]] the First-called.  He was a fisherman by trade, unlearned and poor, and was called Simon; later he was renamed Peter by the Lord Jesus Christ himself, who looked at him and said, "Thou art Simon the son of Jonas; thou shalt be called Cephas (which is by interpretation, Peter)" (John 1:42).
  
The divinely-blessed Peter was from Bethsaida of Galilee. He was the son of Jonas and the brother of [[Apostle_Andrew|Andrew]] the First-called. He was a fisherman by trade, unlearned and poor, and was called Simon; later he was renamed Peter by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, Who looked at him and said, "Thou art Simon the son of Jonas; thou shalt be called Cephas (which is by interpretation, Peter)" (John 1:42).
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On being raised by the Lord to the dignity of an Apostle and becoming inseparable from him as his zealous disciple, he followed him from the beginning of his preaching of salvation up until the very Passion, when, in the court of Caiaphas the high priest, he denied Him thrice because of his fear of the Jews and of the danger at hand. But again, after many bitter tears, he received complete forgiveness of his transgression. After the Resurrection of Christ and the descent of the Holy Spirit, he preached in Judea, Antioch, and certain parts of Asia, and finally came to Rome, where he was crucified upside down by Nero, and thus he ascended to the eternal habitations about the year 66 or 68, leaving two Catholic (General) Epistles to the Church of Christ, known as [[I Peter]] and [[II Peter]].  He is also generally regarded as being the primary source (i.e., in interview) for the material recorded in the [[Gospel of Mark]].
 
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On being raised by the Lord to the dignity of an Apostle and becoming inseparable from Him as His zealous disciple, he followed Him from the beginning of His preaching of salvation up until the very Passion, when, in the court of Caiaphas the high priest, he denied Him thrice because of his fear of the Jews and of the danger at hand. But again, after many bitter tears, he received complete forgiveness of his transgression. After the Resurrection of Christ and the descent of the Holy Spirit, he preached in Judea, Antioch, and certain parts of Asia, and finally came to Rome, where he was crucified upside down by Nero, and thus he ascended to the eternal habitations about the year 66 or 68, leaving two Catholic (General) Epistles to the Church of Christ.
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=103 www.goarch.org]
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* [http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=103 Greek Orthodox Archdiocese]
  
 
[[Category:Biblical Saints]]
 
[[Category:Biblical Saints]]

Revision as of 19:57, February 28, 2005

St. Peter

The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Peter was the leader of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. His feast is celebrated on June 29.

Life

The divinely-blessed Peter was from Bethsaida of Galilee. He was the son of Jonas and the brother of Andrew the First-called. He was a fisherman by trade, unlearned and poor, and was called Simon; later he was renamed Peter by the Lord Jesus Christ himself, who looked at him and said, "Thou art Simon the son of Jonas; thou shalt be called Cephas (which is by interpretation, Peter)" (John 1:42).

On being raised by the Lord to the dignity of an Apostle and becoming inseparable from him as his zealous disciple, he followed him from the beginning of his preaching of salvation up until the very Passion, when, in the court of Caiaphas the high priest, he denied Him thrice because of his fear of the Jews and of the danger at hand. But again, after many bitter tears, he received complete forgiveness of his transgression. After the Resurrection of Christ and the descent of the Holy Spirit, he preached in Judea, Antioch, and certain parts of Asia, and finally came to Rome, where he was crucified upside down by Nero, and thus he ascended to the eternal habitations about the year 66 or 68, leaving two Catholic (General) Epistles to the Church of Christ, known as I Peter and II Peter. He is also generally regarded as being the primary source (i.e., in interview) for the material recorded in the Gospel of Mark.

Sources

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