ST.John the apostle

BY: Mitchell

John the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. He was the son of Zebedee and Salome. His brother was James, who was another of the Twelve Apostles.

John was born in 6 AD, Bethsaida Syria. He died in 100 AD, Ephesus, and Turkey. He was Buried basilica of St. John. His Siblings where, James the great, son of Zebedee, and his Parents where Zebedee and Salome. His Feast day was December 27. Patron of Asia Minor. Patronage: Love, loyalty, friendships, authors, booksellers, burn-victims, poison-victims, art-dealers, editors, papermakers, publishers, scribes, scholars, theologians

St. John, the son of Zebedee, and the brother of St. James the Great, he was invited to be an Apostle by our lord in the first year of His public ministry. He became the "beloved disciple" and the only one of the Twelve who did not betray Jesus and he did believe Jesus was the son of Christ. He founded many churches in Asia Minor. He wrote the fourth Gospel, and three Epistles, and the Book of Revelation is also thanks to him. Brought to Rome, tradition relates that he was by order of Emperor Dometian cast into a cauldron of boiling oil but came forth unhurt and was banished to the island of Pathmos for a year. He lived to an extreme old age, surviving all his fellow apostles, and died at Ephesus about the year 100. St. John is called the Apostle of Charity, a talent he had learned from his Divine Master, and which he constantly inculcated by word and example.

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