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, but differ in their attitudes regarding the authority of his present-day successors (the primacy of the Bishop of Rome).In the Synoptic Gospels, Peter (then Simon) was a fisherman along with his brother, Andrew, and the sons of Zebedee, James and John.The Gospel of John also depicts Peter fishing, even after the resurrection of Jesus, in the story of the Catch of 153 fish.You can search adult personals in all regions of the United Kingdom with advanced, distance by miles, postcode searching.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.In the New Testament, he is among the first of the disciples called during Jesus' ministry.
Peter's original name, as indicated in the New Testament, was "Simon" (Σίμων Simōn in Greek) or (only in Acts and 2 Peter 1:1) "Simeon" (Συμεών in Greek). We have quite literally tens of thousands of mature UK single members looking for dates.Here at the 40 Plus Dating Group we appreciate and care for the needs of our mature members.Iconographically, he is depicted with a bushy white beard and white hair.
According to Catholic teaching, Jesus promised Peter in the "Rock of My Church" dialogue in Matthew a special position in the Church.
The Simon/Simeon variation has been explained as reflecting "the well-known custom among Jews at the time of giving the name of a famous patriarch or personage of the Old Testament to a male child along with a similar sounding Greek/Roman name".