Saturday, December 27, 2014

December 27: Saint John the Apostle

Statue of Apostle John,  St.Isaac's Cathedral
Saint Petersburg, Russia.

History

John was one of the Twelve Apostles, and one of Jesus’ closest friends. Only John, his brother James and Peter witnessed certain important events in Jesus’ life on earth. John was also  the only one who stood by Jesus all the way through His death on the Cross instead of running away in fear. As He was dying for our sins, Jesus asked John to take care of Mary, which he did. John started many churches, and he wrote a Gospel about Jesus, three letters (Epistles) and the book of Revelation, which are all part of the Bible.


Activity

Saint John the Apostle is often represented as an eagle in church art. Today, make some eagle-shaped treats to celebrate one of Jesus’ best friends. 

Saint John the Apostle, pray for us!

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