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 21 – Saint Matthew

Illumination - Matthew

Saint Matthew
Apostle + Evangelist
21 September NT

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Aug 6 – Transfiguration

Illumination - The Feast of the Transfiguration

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Feast Day
6 August NT

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Jun 29 – St. Peter & St. Paul

Illumination - St Peter and St Paul

Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Apostles + Martyrs
20 June NT

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Apr 25 – Saint Mark

Apr 25 - Saint Mark

Saint Mark
25 April NT

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Jan 18 – Confession of Peter

Jan 18 - Confession of Peter

The Confession of St. Peter
18 January NT

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