Dec 27 – Saint John

Dec 27 - Saint John

Saint John
Apostle + Evangelist
27 December NT

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From the Satucket Lectionary

St. JohnJohn, son of Zebedee, was one of the twelve apostles of Our Lord. Together with his brother James and with Simon Peter, he formed a kind of inner circle of Three among the Twelve, in that those three were privileged to behold the miracle of the Great Catch of Fish (L 5:10), the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law (P 1:29), the raising of the daughter of Jairus (P 5:37 = L 8:51), the Transfiguration (M 17:1 = P 9:2 = L 9:28), and the Agony in Gethsemane (M 26:37 = P 14:33). He expressed a willingness to undergo martyrdom (M 20:22 = P 10:39) — as did the other apostles (M 26:35 = P 14:31) — and is accordingly called a martyr in intention. However, we have ancient testimony that, although imprisoned and exiled for his testimony to the Gospel, he was eventually released and died a natural death in Ephesus: “a martyr in will but not in deed.”

John is credited with the authorship of three epistles and one Gospel, although many scholars believe that the final editing of the Gospel was done by others shortly after his death. He is also supposed by many to be the author of the book of Revelation, also called the Apocalypse, although this identification is less certain. For a discussion of the authorship of the Gospel of John, consult the Web page

by James Kiefer

Note: In the scripture references, “M” = Matthew, “P” = Mark, and “L” = Luke.




Sep 20 – Patteson & Companions

Sep 20. - Patteson & Companions

John Coleridge Patteson, Bishop of Melanesia, & his Companions
20 September 1871

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Sep 5 – Gregorio Aglipay

Sep 5 - Gregorio Aglipay

Gregorio Aglipay
Priest + Founder of the Philippine Independent Church
5 September 1940

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Aug 24 – Saint Bartholomew

Aug 24 - Saint Bartholomew

Saint Bartholomew
24 August NT

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Aug 13 – Jeremy Taylor

Illumination - Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor
Theologian + Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore
13 Aug 1667

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Aug 7 – John Mason Neale

Illumination - John Mason Neal

John Mason Neale
Priest + Scholar + Translator
7 Aug 1866

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