He is traditionally counted as the first Bishop of Rome—or pope—and also by Eastern Christian tradition as the first Patriarch of Antioch.The ancient Christian churches all venerate Peter as a major saint and as the founder of the Church of Antioch and the Roman Church, and was from the village of Bethsaida in the province of Galilee or Gaulanitis. According to New Testament accounts, Peter was one of twelve apostles chosen by Jesus from his first disciples.
Peter became the first listed apostle ordained by Jesus in the early church.
In the Synoptic Gospels, Peter (then Simon) was a fisherman along with his brother, Andrew, and the sons of Zebedee, James and John.
Every 29 June since 1736, a statue of Saint Peter in St.
Peter's Basilica is adorned with papal tiara, ring of the fisherman, and papal vestments, as part of the celebration of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.
Main feast (with Paul the Apostle) 29 June (Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, Lutheranism) Chair of Saint Peter in Rome 18 January (pre-General Roman Calendar of 1960) Confession of Saint Peter 18 January (Anglicanism) Chair of Saint Peter 22 February (Catholic Church) Saint Peter in Chains 1 August (pre-1960 Roman Calendar)Keys of Heaven, pallium, papal vestments, rooster, man crucified upside down, vested as an Apostle, holding a book or scroll, Cross of Saint Peter.
Iconographically, he is depicted with a bushy white beard and white hair.), according to the New Testament, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of the early Christian Great Church.This healing of the servant's ear is the last of the 37 miracles attributed to Jesus in the Bible. " Simon Peter answers, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." Jesus then declares: Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.In a dialogue between Jesus and his disciples (Matthew –19), Jesus asks, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is? And I tell you that you are Cephas (Peter) (Petros), and on this rock (petra) I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.The washing of feet is often repeated in the service of worship on Maundy Thursday by some Christian denominations.The three Synoptic Gospels all mention that, when Jesus was arrested, one of his companions cut off the ear of a servant of the High Priest.At the beginning of the Last Supper, Jesus washed his disciples' feet.