Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Saint John

Image result for saint john discipleJohn (c.6-c.100), member of the twelve Apostles, author of the Gospel of John , the Epistles of John and possibly the Book of Revelation. A fisherman, the son of Zebedee, and the brother of St. James the Greater, he was called by Jesus and went on to become prominent in the Apostolic body, referred to by Paul, along with Peter and James the Just as being "pillars of the church". He trained Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrma, and died "in great old age near Ephesus", the only apostle to die of natural causes.


Merciful Lord,
cast your bright beams of light upon the Church:
that, being enlightened by the teaching
of your blessed apostle and evangelist Saint John,
we may so walk in the light of your truth
that we may at last attain to the light of everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ your incarnate Son our Lord.


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