Definitions

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  • n. disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope

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Examples

  • In the one part is the great church which they call St. Peter's of Rome.

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • I have crossed the Tiber, which, as you are aware, runs through Rome, I must presently turn to the right, up a rather shabby street, which communicates with a large square, the farther end of which is entirely occupied by the front of an immense church, with a dome which ascends almost to the clouds, and this church they call St. Peter's. '

    Lavengro; the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

  • Laverdière suggests that Champlain entered this lake, now for the first time called St. Peter, in 1603, on St. Peter's day, the 29th

    Voyages of Samuel De Champlain — Volume 02

  • I called St. Peter's and Fr. Charles is on an extended vacation so he probably won't even be at the meeting.

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  • When I have crossed the Tiber, which, as you are aware, runs through Rome, I must presently turn to the right, up a rather shabby street, which communicates with a large square, the farther end of which is entirely occupied by the front of an immense church, with a dome which ascends almost to the clouds, and this church they call St. Peter’s.’

    Lavengro

  • According to the calendar at that time, Jan. 18 was the feast of the Chair of St. Peter, which is a strong foundation and guarantee of unity of the people of God, while on Jan. 25, as in present times, the liturgy celebrates St. Paul's conversion.

    Archive 2008-01-20

  • That will take place in the enormous basilica known as St. Peter's, the enormous church built back in the first part of the 16th Century here in Vatican City, a structure that is absolutely overwhelming to be on the outside of it and also on the inside, and the church, the largest in the world that took about 120 years to complete.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2005

  • Richmond, a place called St. Peter's Church, upper class, then white

    Robert E. Lee on Leadership

  • Which word St. Peter himself makes use of, 1 Peter 4: 19, showing who is that rock indeed.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • (Serm. do Castig. 746, 747,) and calls St. Peter "prince of the apostolic choir," (Serm. 2, de Sancto St.phano edito a Zacagnio, p. 339,) and (ib.p. 343,) "the head of the apostles;" and adds, "In glorifying him all the members of the church are glorified, and that it is founded on him."

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March

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