Sunday, July 14, 2024 UTC

MAY 8: COMMEMORATION OF ST. JOHN, THE THEOLOGIAN, HOLY APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST, AND LEAVE TAKING OF PASCHA

         

On this day, we commemorate, John the Apostle, also called Saint John the Evangelist, the author of three letters, the Fourth Gospel, and the Revelation to John in the New Testament. He played a leading role in the early church at Jerusalem. John was the son of Zebedee, a Galilean fisherman, and Salome. John and his brother James were among the first disciples called by Jesus. Out of humility, not calling himself by name but nevertheless speaking of himself in the Gospel, he refers to himself as the disciple “whom Jesus loved.” The Lord showed this love of him when He was on the cross—He entrusted His Most Holy Mother to him saying: “Behold thy mother.”

Today is also the leave-taking of Pascha.

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