Orthodox/Catholic Remembrance Day: 29 June

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, 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.


* around 1 in Bethsaida, today the hill Et-Tell near Ad Dardara in Syria, or in Capernaum, today abandoned place on the Sea of Galilee in Israel

around 64 in Rome

Antike original russische Ikone aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.


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).


Joachim Schäfer: Article Petrus, from the Ecumenical Dictionary of Saints –

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