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 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?
: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]