Who was Peter?

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Peter was a fisherman who left his trade to become a disciple of Jesus. He was one of his closest friends and followed him as he travelled around teaching and working miracles, and eventually going to Jerusalem to his death.

Although Peter swore he would never abandon his friend, Jesus was taken into custody and three times Peter denied that he even knew him.

But after meeting with the risen Jesus, Peter was never the same again.

He was also killed by people who did not understand the kingdom of God. He was martyred by upside-down crucifixion in 64AD, saying he wasn’t worthy of dying in the same way as Jesus.

You can find out more about Peter’s story in the free, live performances of the Easter story. Today’s passion plays are a dramatic portrayal of the Bible story, a story which is often called the greatest story ever told. It is the story of Jesus’ life, his timeless teaching and his last days.

The story of Easter has all the elements of stories that are compelling and moving: treachery, betrayal, injustice, sacrifice, redemption, forgiveness and happy endings.