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Apostle John

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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 [], [] and [ Cave of the Apocalypse].
Account of the miracle that occured at his grave:
==External Links==
*[ Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian]([[OCA]])*[ Repose of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian](OCA)*[ John the Apostle, Evangelist, and Theologian]([[GOARCH]])*[ The Falling Asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian] (GOARCH)*[ The Commemoration of St. John The Evangelist] ([[Coptic]])*[ The Departure of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian] (Coptic)*[ Cave of the Apocalypse]
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