Hippolytus of Rome, a 3rd-century theologian, gave him the title of "Apostle of the Apostles".
According to Catholic teaching, Peter was ordained by Jesus in the "Rock of My Church" dialogue in Matthew .
At the beginning of the Last Supper, Jesus washed his disciples' feet.
Peter initially refused to let Jesus wash his feet, but when Jesus responded: "If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me", Peter replied: "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head".
Main feast (with Paul the Apostle) 29 June (Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, Lutheranism) Chair of Saint Peter in Rome 18 January (pre-General Roman Calendar of 1960) Confession of Saint Peter 18 January (Anglicanism) Chair of Saint Peter 22 February (Catholic Church) Saint Peter in Chains 1 August (pre-1960 Roman Calendar)Keys of Heaven, pallium, papal vestments, rooster, man crucified upside down, vested as an Apostle, holding a book or scroll, Cross of Saint Peter.