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[[Image:John_of_Damascus.jpg|100px|left]]Our venerable and God-bearing Father '''John of Damascus''' (c. 676 - [[December 5]], 749) was also known as ''John Damascene, Chrysorrhoas,'' "streaming with gold," (i.e., the golden speaker). He was born and raised in Damascus, in all probability at the [[Monastery of Saint Sabbas]] (''Mar Saba''), South East of Jerusalem. He died in 749 as a revered Father of the Church, with his feast celebrated on [[December 4]].
John's family had a high position in the Muslim rulers of Damascus, and on On the death of his father , John was made chief councillor of Damascus. Around this , which was around the same time, heresy of [[that iconoclasm]] began to appear. John wrote against the Emporer's edict against icons, with three ''Apologetic Treatises against those Decrying the Holy Images'', which disturbed works that made his reputation. After a forged letter was sent by Leo the Church Isaurian, John's hand was cut off, but was restored after fervent prayer before an icon of the EastVirgin Mary. In 726 The caliph, in disregard convinced of his innocence, wished to reinstate him, but John then retired to the protests [[Monastery of GermanusSaint Sabbas]] near Jerusalem, Patriarch where he produced a stream of Constantinoplecommentaries, Emperor hymns and apologetic writings, including the [[Leo the IsaurianOktoechos]] issued his first edict against (the veneration Church's service book of images eight tones) and their exhibition in public places. A talented writer and in the secure surroundings ''An Exact Exposition of the caliphOrthodox Faith''s court, ''John de Damascene'' initiated his literary defense against a summary of the monarch in three ''Apologetic Treatises against those Decrying dogmatic writings of the Holy Images''Early Church Fathers. This was He died in 749 as a revered Father of the earliest of Church, with his works and the one which earned him a reputationfeast celebrated on [[December 4]].
After a forged letter was sent by Leo the Isaurian, John's hand was cut off, but was restored after fervent prayer before an icon of the Virgin Mary. The caliph, convinced of his innocence, wished to reinstate him, but John then retired to the [[Monastery of Saint Sabbas]] near Jerusalem, where he continued to produce a stream of commentaries, hymns and apologetic writings, including the [[Oktoechos]] (the Church's service book of eight tones) and ''An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith'', a summary of the dogmatic writings of the Early Church Fathers.
'''''Recently featured:''''' [[Lindisfarne]], [[Edward the Martyr]], [[Victor Pokrovsky]], [[Akathist]], [[Apostles]], [[Irene Chrysovalantou]], [[Paschal greeting]]. ''Newly [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]] are presented every '''Friday'''.''
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