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 19 – Lillian Trasher

Dec 19 - Lillian Trasher

Lillian Trasher
Missionary in Egypt
19 December 1961

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Nov 12 – Charles Simeon

Nov 12 - Charles Simeon

Charles Simeon
Priest, Teacher, Promoter of Missionary Work
12 November 1836

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Sep 26 – Lancelot Andrewes

Sep 26 - Lancelot Andrewes

Lancelot Andrewes
Bishop + Scholar
26 September 1626

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Sep 13 – John Chrysostom

Sep 13 - John Chrysostom

John Chrysostom
Bishop + Preacher + Theologian + Liturgist
13 September 407

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Sep 8 – Soren Kierkegaard

Sep 8 - Soren Kierkegaard

Soren Kierkegaard
Teacher + Philosopher
8 September 1855

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