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Apostle John

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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://www.neepeople.com/journeymanjames/st-john-the-theologian.html]
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.
*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/j/pdg04.htm St. John the Theologian Icon and Story]
[[Category:Biblical Saints|John]][[Category:Saints|John]]
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