Saint John the Apostle
Last Updated: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:37:24 +0000

Born     c. 6 AD   Galilee
Died     c. 100  Ephesus, Asia Minor
Honored in     All Christianity
Feast     December 27 (Western Christianity)
September 26 & May 8 (Eastern Christianity)
Attributes     Book, a serpent in a chalice, cauldron, eagle
Patronage     Love, loyalty, friendships, authors, booksellers, burn-victims, poison-victims, art-dealers, editors, papermakers, publishers, scribes,  scholars, theologians
"John went to Ephesus and from there wrote the three epistles traditionally attributed to him. John was allegedly banished by the Roman authorities to the Greek island of Patmos, where some believe that he wrote the Book of Revelation. According to Tertullian (in The Prescription of Heretics) John was banished (presumably to Patmos) after being plunged into boiling oil in Rome and suffering nothing from it. It is said that all in the entire Colosseum audience were converted to Christianity upon witnessing this miracle. This event would have occurred during the reign of Domitian, a Roman emperor who was known for his persecution of Christians in the late 1st century."

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