Saint Peter the Apostle - Erie, PA
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N 42° 05.983 W 080° 09.433
17T E 569688 N 4661191
Statue of St. Peter the Apostle at Calvary Cemetery in Erie, PA
Waymark Code: WMWEDF
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 08/23/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05
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This statue of St. Peter the Apostle is in Calvary Cemetery on West Lake Road in Erie, PA.

St. Peter, originally named Simon, was a fisherman in Galilee. Along with his brother, St. Andrew, St. Peter became a disciple of Christ, and was chosen as one of the twelve Apostles. Christ renamed him Peter, which means "rock," and said he would build His Church upon this rock. After Christ's death and resurrection, he spent time in Antioch and Rome, where he became the first Bishop of Rome, also known as the Pope. All Popes since are considered successors of St. Peter. He died by crucifixion, and the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome was built over his burial place.
Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Calvary Cemetery

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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