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[[Image:John the Theologian.jpg|right|frame|St. John the Theologian, Apostle and Evangelist]]
The holy, glorious and all-laudable '''Apostle and Evangelist John''' is also known as '''John the Theologian'''. He was one of the original twelve [[Apostles]], and wrote the [[Gospel of John|Gospel]] bearing his name as well as ; three canonical letters: [[I John]], [[II John]], and [[III John]]; and the [[Book of Revelation]]. His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[May 8]], that of the twelve apostles on [[June 30]], and his repose on [[September 26]].
St. John was the son of [[Salome]] the [[myrrh-bearer]] and [[Zebedee]], a fisherman. His brother was to St. [[Apostle James (son of Zebedee)|James]], another apostle.
He was present for the [[Transfiguration]] of Christ with [[Apostle Peter|Peter]] and his brother James.
St. John was exiled to the island of Patmos by Emperor Domitian around 90-95 A.D., and it was there that he received and wrote the Book of Revelation - see [http://www.copticchurch.net/synaxarium/9_16.html#1], [http://www.copticchurch.net/synaxarium/5_4.html#1] and [http://explorepatmos.com/patmos/Monasteries/Cave_of_the_Apocalypse/ Cave of the Apocalypse].
Account of the miracle that occured at his grave:
==External Links==
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSIDaspFSID=101329 Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian]([[OCA]])*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSIDaspFSID=102731 Repose of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian](OCA)*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=44 John the Apostle, Evangelist, and Theologian]([[GOARCH]])*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=218 The Falling Asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian] (GOARCH)*[http://www.copticchurch.net/synaxarium/9_16.html#1 The Commemoration of St. John The Evangelist] ([[Coptic]])*[http://www.copticchurch.net/synaxarium/5_4.html#1 The Departure of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian] (Coptic)*[http://explorepatmos.com/patmos/Monasteries/Cave_of_the_Apocalypse/ Cave of the Apocalypse]
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