Calling curses down upon himself, Peter vehemently denied that he knew Jesus . At that moment a rooster crowed. When he heard it, Peter went out and wept bitterly. Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time , “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Tradition says that persecution of the first Christians in Jerusalem led Peter to Rome, where he spread the gospel to the fledgling church there. Legend has it that the Romans were going to crucify Peter , but he told them he was not worthy to be executed in the same manner as Jesus , so he was crucified upside down.
Gospel of Matthew As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.
John 19:2-3 says “And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. The color Purple was that of royalty. They came up to him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’
After they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter , “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he answered, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Take care of my lambs.” Peter had denied Jesus and didn’t get a chance to make amends before Jesus was killed.
Once one of Jesus’s most trusted disciples, Judas became the poster child for treachery and cowardice. From the moment he plants a kiss on Jesus of Nazareth in the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas Iscariot sealed his own fate: to be remembered as history’s most famous traitor.
When Jesus was washing his disciple’s feet, Peter said, “No! You shall never wash my feet!” Then Jesus said, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
With the Keys of St. Peter , often one key is gold and the other silver. The first represents the power to bind and loose in heaven , spiritual authority, while the second represents the power to bind and loose on earth, temporal authority. Jesus gave Peter “the keys of the kingdom of heaven ,” not the keys to heaven .
Early Church tradition says that Peter probably died by crucifixion (with arms outstretched) at the time of the Great Fire of Rome in the year 64. This took place three months after the disastrous fire that destroyed Rome for which the emperor (Nero) wished to blame the Christians.
They show when the passage is taken in context (Luke 22:36-38), Jesus is also aware of fulfilling prophecy and makes a surprising statement that two swords are “enough.” He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword , sell your cloak and buy one.
Peter , a Jewish fisherman, was called to be a disciple of Jesus at the beginning of Jesus ‘ ministry. He received from Jesus the name Cephas (from Aramaic Kepa [“Rock”]; hence Peter , from Petros, a Greek translation of Kepa).
In 1793, the parish priest, fearing that the robe would be desecrated in the French Revolution, cut the robe into pieces and hid them in separate places. Only four of the pieces remain.
2. Clothing. At the time of Jesus , wealthy men donned long robes for special occasions, to show off their high status in public.
Current relic Currently the Greek Orthodox church presents a small True Cross relic shown in the Greek Treasury at the foot of Golgotha, within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Syriac Orthodox Church also has a small relic of the True Cross in St Mark Monastery, Jerusalem.