Collection: Scriptural Stations of the Cross 04 - Peter Denies Jesus

ARTIST: Julie Lonneman


Peter was sitting in the courtyard when one of the serving girls came over to him and said, “You too were with Jesus the Galilean.” He denied it in front of everyone: “I do not know what you are talking about!” When he went out to the gate another girl saw him and said to those nearby, “This man was with Jesus the Nazorean.” Again he denied it with an oath: “I do not know the man!” A little while later some bystanders came over to Peter and said, “You are certainly one of them! Even your accent gives you away!” At that he began cursing, and swore, “I do not even know the man!” Just then a cock began to crow and Peter remembered the prediction Jesus had made: “Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.” He went out and began to weep bitterly.
(Matthew 26: 69-75)