Peter, apostle

Introduction

He was leader of the apostles of Christ, and brother of Andrew. Both were fishermen. His original name was Simon, but he was re-named Cephas (rock) by Christ. Peter died c64 (ODS, 388)

Gender

Male

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Non-insular

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Peter (ns) (certain)

Related Personal Names

Name

Peter (certain)

Feast days

Day of Year

Jan 18

Notes

St Peter in Chains, in pre-1960 Roman calendar.

Day of Year

June 29

Notes

This is a joint feast with Paul.

Day of Year

August 1

Notes

'St Peter in Chains', since 1960, previously 18 January.