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.




Dec 25 – The Nativity of Our Lord

Dec 25 - The Nativity of Our Lord

The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Wonderful Counselor + Mighty God + Everlasting Father + Prince of Peace
25 December

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Nov 26 – Isaac Watts

Nov 26 - Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts
26 November 1748

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Nov 22 – C. S. Lewis

Nov 22 - C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis
Scholar + Apologist + Spiritual Writer
22 November 1963

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Nov 11 – Martin of Tours

Nov 11 - Martin of Tours

Martin of Tours
Bishop + Theologian
11 November 397

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Nov 6 – William Temple

Nov 6 - William Temple

William Temple
Archbishop of Canterbury
6 November 1944

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