John (disambiguation)

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*St. [[John of Vilna]]
 
*St. [[John of Vilna]]
 
*St. [[John the Forerunner]]
 
*St. [[John the Forerunner]]
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:[[February 24]] - First and Second discoveries of the head.
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:[[May 25]] - The Third finding of his head.
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:[[June 24]] - Nativity of St. John.
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:[[July 23]] - Synaxis of the Baptist, Gr. Σύναξις.
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:[[August 29]] - The Beheading, Gr. Απότομη Τιμ. Κεφαλής.
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:[[September 23]] - The Conception, Gr. Σύλληψις.
 
*St. [[John the Hairy]]
 
*St. [[John the Hairy]]
 
*St. [[John the Merciful]]
 
*St. [[John the Merciful]]

Revision as of 20:02, April 6, 2008

The name 'John' masc. proper name, c.1160, from Gk. Ioannes, from Heb. Yohanan (in full y'hohanan) lit. "Jehovah has favored," from hanan "he was gracious." [1] As the name of John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, it is one of the most common Christian given names.

There are approximately 130 saints with this name, or a common variant. Listed in Orthodox Wiki we have:

February 24 - First and Second discoveries of the head.
May 25 - The Third finding of his head.
June 24 - Nativity of St. John.
July 23 - Synaxis of the Baptist, Gr. Σύναξις.
August 29 - The Beheading, Gr. Απότομη Τιμ. Κεφαλής.
September 23 - The Conception, Gr. Σύλληψις.

Not so common saints (not yet listed on OW):

Notes

  1. OrthodoxWiki Note: God is Gracious"
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