Monday, August 15, 2016

St. Peter's Rooster

St. Peter's rooster, Courtyard of Pilate, Basilica of Santo Stefano, Bologna
St. Peter's rooster, Pilatus' Courtyard
Basilica of Santo Stefano (Seven Churches)
Bologna, June 2015

“All four Canonical Gospels state that during Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples, he predicted that Peter would deny knowledge of him, stating that Peter would disown him before the rooster crowed the next morning. Following the arrest of Jesus Peter denied knowing him thrice, but after the third denial, heard the rooster crow and recalled the prediction as Jesus turned to look at him. Peter then began to cry bitterly.[2] This final incident is known as the Repentance of Peter.” (Denial of Peter, Wikipedia)

1 comment:

Changes in the wind said...

Never saw a rooster at a church before but it is indeed a good reminder.