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Icon of St. Peter, apostle, martyr of Rome


Icon of Holy Apostle Peter, Martyr of Old Rome

Feast: June 29

Sts. Peter and Paul ended their lives at Rome after having established the Church there. St. Paul seems to have been the primary founder of the Roman Church, though St. Peter also wrought mightily there. These Saints were especially beloved in Old England. In London, the great monastic church was dedicated to St. Peter, and the great cathedral church to St. Paul. By a revelation, St. Peter indicated the site of St. Peter's (now known as "Westminster Abbey"), and by tradition St. Peter was seen to appear and consecrate the temple before the Bishop could do so. There is also a tradition that St. Paul sailed to England and preached at the Ludgate, where now stands St. Paul's. The St. Peter's Fast, beginning after Pentecost, was kept in England, as shown in the writings of St. Theodore of Canterbury, but was called the "post-Pentecost" fast. Holy Apostle Peter, pray to God for us!

The topmost icon is 13th or 14th century Italian, but iconographic style is still markedly present.

The middle icon is an illumination from a manuscript, showing the Veneration of the Chains of Blessed Apostle Peter.

The bottom-most icon is by the hand of Monk Michael of Mt. Athos.


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Last update: 07/20/2007