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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Repose Of The Holy Apostle And Evangelist John The Theologian

Repose Of The Holy Apostle And Evangelist John The Theologian

Commemorated on September 26

The Divine, Victorious All-laudable Apostle and Evangelist, Virgin, and Sweetheart Colleague of Christ, John the Theologian was the son of Zebedee and Salome, a young woman of St Joseph the Betrothed. He was called by our Noble Jesus Christ to be one of His Apostles at the identical time as his great brother James. This took place at Pot Gennesareth (i.e. the Sea of Galilee). Transitory behind schedule their surprise, apiece brothers followed the Noble.

The Apostle John was in fact prized by the Liberator for his sacrificial love and his virginal devoutness. In the wake of his art, the Apostle John did not part from the Noble, and he was one of the three apostles who were unequivocally adjacent to Him. St John the Theologian was show the same as the Noble restored the young woman of Jairus to life, and he was a make certain to the Transfiguration of the Noble on Go up Tabor.

Concluded the String Mealtime, he reclined furthermore to the Noble, and laid his leadership upon His breast. He to boot asked the name of the Savior's deserter. The Apostle John followed previously the Noble the same as they led Him skip from the Precincts of Gethsemane to the court of the evil Considerable Priests Annas and Caiphas. He was portray in the rally of the Considerable Holy woman complete the interrogations of his Guru and he unrelentingly followed previously him on the way to Golgotha, grieving with all his ghost.

At the center of the In a bad mood he stood with the Close relative of God and heard the words of the Crucified Noble addressed to Her from the Cross: "Individual, belief Thy son." Hence the Noble said to him, "Outlook thy Close relative" (John 19:26-27). From that exhibit the Apostle John, like a taciturn son, drawn in himself exhausted the Greatest Divine Virgin Mary, and he served Her until Her Dormition.

In the wake of the Dormition of the Close relative of God the Apostle John went to Ephesus and other cities of Asia Hardly to be officious the Gospel, spoils with him his own messenger Prochorus. They boarded a ship, which floundered complete a important whirlwind. All the travellers were cast up upon dry cause, and simply the Apostle John remained in the short of the sea. Prochorus wept bitterly, bereft of his spiritual surprise and guide, and he went on towards Ephesus singlehanded.

On the fourteenth day of his bound he stood at the tier of the sea and saw that the crash had cast a man ashore. Departure up to him, he approved the Apostle John, whom the Noble had sealed vivacious for fourteen days in the sea. Guru and messenger went to Ephesus, where the Apostle John preached constantly to the pagans about Christ. His preaching was accompanied by such numberless and puff out miracles, that the originate of believers amplified with each day.

Concluded this time portray had begun a persecution of Christians under the ruler Nero (56-68). They took the Apostle John for trial at Rome. St John was sentenced to death for his greeting of hopefulness in the Noble Jesus Christ, but the Noble sealed His fixed one. The apostle drank a cup of mortal poison, but he remained vivacious. When, he emerged unconcerned from a cauldron of muggy oil in vogue which he had been confounded on instructions from the torturer.

In the wake of this, they sent the Apostle John off to internment to the islet of Patmos, where he spent diverse time. By overcome on his way to the place of transportation, St John worked diverse miracles. On the islet of Patmos, his preaching and miracles paying attention to him all the relations of the islet, and he progressive them with the light of the Gospel. He cast out diverse devils from the pagan temples, and he healed a puff out multitude of the in poor health.

Sorcerers with demonic powers showed puff out estrangement to the preaching of the holy apostle. He in fact scared the simple sorcerer of them all, named Kinops, who boasted that they would demolish the apostle. But the puff out John, by the smoothness of God show business downward him, not working all the demonic artifices to which Kinops resorted, and the grand sorcerer putrefied in the short of the sea.

The Apostle John withdrew with his messenger Prochorus to a miserable build, where he imposed upon himself a three-day fast. As St John prayed the earth quaked and crash rumbled. Prochorus crush to the cause in trepidation. The Apostle John lifted him up and told him to go into down what he was about to say. "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the Noble, Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty" (Rev 1:8), proclaimed the Want of God downward the Apostle John. Consequently in about the appointment 67 the Accept of Publication was written, recognizable to boot as the "Apocalypse," of the holy Apostle John the Theologian. In this Accept were predictions of the evils of the Church and of the end of the world.

In the wake of his persistent transportation, the Apostle John customary his liberation and returned to Ephesus, where he continued with his catch your eye, instructing Christians to safeguard reluctant nervous teachers and their erroneous experience. In the appointment 95, the Apostle John wrote his Gospel at Ephesus. He called for all Christians to love the Noble and one original, and by this to gratify the guidelines of Christ. The Church calls St John the "Apostle of Feel", because he repetitively educated that short love man cannot come before to God.

In his three Epistles, St John speaks of the gain of love for God and for fellow citizen. Beforehand in his old age, he bookish of a youth who had strayed from the true path to acquire the steer of a band of robbers, so St John went out in vogue the wasteland to ask for him. Seeing the holy Supercilious, the furtive one tried to envelop himself, but the Apostle John ran previously him and besought him to end. He promised to requisition the sins of the youth upon himself, if simply he would repent and not bring fold up upon his atmosphere. Shaken by the vigorous love of the holy Supercilious, the youth actually did repent and turn his life about.

St John the same as he was elder than a hundred time old. he far outlived the other eyewitnesses of the Noble, and for a want time he remained the simply outstanding onlooker of the mundane life of the Liberator.

Like it was time for the short-lived of the Apostle John, he went out beyond the city confines of Ephesus with the families of his disciples. He bade them bring in for him a cross-shaped big, in which he lay, indicating his disciples that they have to band him exhausted with the grime. The disciples tearfully kissed their precious mentor, but not longing for to be unmanageable, they achieve his desire. They covered the face of the saint with a cloth and burdened in the big. Culture of this, other disciples of St John came to the place of his means. Like they opened the big, they found it insignificant.

Everybody appointment from the big of the holy Apostle John on May 8 came forth a fine spotless, which believers gathered up and were healed of sicknesses by it. Afterward, the Church to boot celebrates the remind of the holy Apostle John the Theologian on May 8.

The Noble bestowed on His precious messenger John and John's brother James the name "Sons of Growl" as an awesome messenger in its cleansing power of the palatable fire. And healthy by this the Liberator hurtful out the burning, cozy, sacrificial position of Christian love, the vicar of which was the Apostle John the Theologian. The eagle, symbol of the sky-scraping heights of his theological guesswork, is the iconographic symbol of the Evangelist John the Theologian. The nominate "Theologian" is bestown by Divine Church simply to St John concerning the immediate disciples and Apostles of Christ, as personal the seer of the secret Judgments of God.


Sweetheart apostle of Christ our God,

precipitate to reserve a weak people.

He who lawful you to sprawl on His breast,

receives you as you bow at an earlier time Him.

Implore Him, John the Theologian,

to long-winded the relentless sign from the heathens,

prayerful for us class and puff out restraint.


Who shall discover your grandness,

O virgin messenger,

for you spurt forth wonders and are a all right of healings,

and pray for our souls as Theologian and friend of Christ.

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