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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'''[[Image:JohnTheologian. He was one JPG|right|thumb|180px|Old icon of the original twelve [[Apostles]]Theologian, and wrote the [[Gospel of Johnw:Nisyros|GospelNisyros]] bearing his name; three canonical letters: ([[I Johnw:Paros|Paros island]], [[II John)]], and [[III John]]; and Image:Patmos.JPG|right|thumb|Inside the [[Book of Revelation]]. His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[May 8]], that Cave of the twelve apostles on [[June 30Apocalypse - showing the rock with the "trinitarian" split]], and his repose on [[September 26]].
St. The holy, glorious and all-laudable '''Apostle and Evangelist John''' (also '''John the Theologian''' or '''John the Divine''') was one of the son original twelve [[Apostles]], and wrote the [[Gospel of John|Gospel]] bearing his name; three canonical letters: [[I John]], [[SalomeII John]] the , and [[myrrh-bearerIII John]] ; and the [[ZebedeeBook of Revelation]], a fisherman. His brother was to St. primary [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[Apostle James (son May 8]], that of Zebedee)|Jamesthe twelve apostles on [[June 30]], another apostleand his repose on [[September 26]]. His symbol is the eagle.
In his own Gospel account, he refers to himself as "St. John was the son of [[Salome]] the disciple whom [[Jesusmyrrh-bearer]] and [[Zebedee]] loved" rather than use his name, a fisherman. He His brother was the youngest of the twelve apostles, and especially close to the LordSt. This closeness is often portrayed in [[iconApostle James (son of Zebedee)|James]]s of the mystical supper, where St. John leans on Jesusanother apostle.
In his own Gospel account, he refers to himself as "the disciple whom [[Jesus]] loved" rather than use his name. He was the youngest of the twelve apostles, and especially close to the Lord. This closeness is often portrayed in [[icon]]s of the [[Last Supper icon|mystical supper]], where St. John leans on Jesus. He was present for the [[Transfiguration]] of Christ with [[Apostle Peter|Peter]] and his brother [[Apostle James (son of Zebedee)|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.
"Account of the [[miracle ]] that occured occurred at his grave:When over 100 years old, St. John took seven [[disciple]]s outside of Ephesus and had them dig a grave in the shape of a cross. St. John then went into the grave, and the disciples buried him there, alive. Later on, when his grave was opened, St. John's body was not there. "'On May 8 of each year, dust rises up from his grave, by which the sick are healed of various diseases.' " [http://web.archive.org/web/20051223042937/http://www.neepeople.com/journeymanjames/st-john-the-theologian.html] == See also ==*[[Patmos]]*[[Rock of Kynops (Patmos)|Rock of Kynops]]*[[Baptistry of John (Patmos)|Baptistry of John]]*[[Missionary]]
==Hymns==
There is an [[akathist]] hymn dedicated to him.
[[Troparion]] ([[Tone ]] 2) [http://oca.org/FStropars.asp?SID=13&ID=102731]
:Beloved apostle of Christ our God,
:hasten to deliver a defenseless people.
:and pray for our souls as Theologian and friend of Christ.
==External Linkslinks==*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.aspFSIDasp?FSID=101329 101327 Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian] ([[OCA]])*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.aspFSIDasp?FSID=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://explorepatmos.com/patmos/Monasteries/Cave_of_the_Apocalypse/ Cave of the Apocalypse]
[[Category:Biblical Saints|John]][[Category:Saints|John]][[Category:1st-century saints]] [[ar:يوحنا]][[el:Ευαγγελιστής Ιωάννης]][[fr:Jean le Théologien]][[mk:Свети Јован Богослов]][[ro:Apostolul Ioan]][[ru:Иоанн Богослов]]
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