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Peter and Paul

Simon the Fisher (0-64) was called together with his brother Andrew by Jesus as a disciple. Jesus referred to him as a "rock" (Greek Pétros), on which he wanted to build his church (Matthew 16, 16-19). Later, Peter traveled to Rome where he was the leader of the church. Paul (0 to 64) - then Saul - was the son of wealthy Jewish parents from Tarsus in Asia Minor with Roman citizenship. His zeal for faith meant that he had to persecute the emerging Christian church, which he considered a Jewish deviant sect. The Bible He tells us that in the year 35/36 he guarded the clothes of the Stony people during the stoning of Stephen. Saul was commissioned to direct further persecution of Christians in Damascus, but a miraculous encounter with the resurrected Jesus from Damascus changed his life from the ground up, turning him from Paul to Saul (Acts 22: 5-16, 26, 12). 18). In the year 64, Peter and Paul met in Rome, together they convicted the magician Simon, who fell to his flying skills to death.

Apostles Peter and Paul - Fresco in the Catacombs of Rome 4th cent.

Emperor Nero (15-68) lost his court artist to Simon and had Peter and Paul thrown into prison. Paul, as a Roman citizen, was granted honorable death by beheading with the sword. Before the execution of Peter reached friends that he could escape. The fleeing Peter met Christ at the gates of the city of Rome and asked the famous question: "Quo vadis, Domine?" When Christ replied that he was going to Rome to be crucified again, Peter decided to return to Rome and then became At his own request, he was crucified in the circus of Nero - the other way around, since he was not worthy of dying the same death as Jesus Christ. As a patron saint, Paul is responsible, among other things, for rain and fertility of the fields. The day of remembrance is June 29th. In northern winegrowing areas, this is the time of the beginning of the veraison (Maturity onset). Two calendar quotes are: 1) It rains on Peter and Paul - the winemaker's harvest gets lazy. 2) Peter and Paul clearly, bring a good year . See also below Bauernregeln and wine Saints,

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