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Saint John the Apostle
About Saint John the Apostle
Saint John the Apostle was born in the year around the year 1, exact date is unknown, in the town of Galilee. His father's name was Zebedee and his brother is also a saint, Saint James the Great. Saint John the Apostle and Saint James the Great met Jesus on the same day, and were convinced that they should become followers of him. This, of course, made them the very first apostles of Jesus Christ. Saint John was probably Jesus' most devoted apostle. He would not deny his connections to Jesus ever during their friendship, and this is something that cannot be said about all of the apostles.
Jesus made sure that John was informed of his duty to keep an eye on Mary after Jesus had been killed. He would not have left this task up to anybody other than his closest friend. John diligently followed Jesus' requests.
Saint John was responsible for the creation of numerous churches in Asia. He also took a lot of his time and used it to spread the word of Christ in many areas. Most of his work was in and around Jerusalem.
John wrote the entire fourth Gospel that can be find in the Bible, and he also spent much time creating three Epistles. The book of Revelation is also attributed to Saint John the Apostle.
John was to be punished one time in Rome for being a Christian. Something amazing happening though and it was certainly due to John's faith in God. He was about to be scorched in a big container of scalding hot water and oil. He stepped into the container and felt nothing, he walked back out with no wounds or pain. This freaked those punishing him out a lot, so they banished him for a year from the city of Rome.
Saint John earned himself the nickname the "Apostle of Charity" because of his extreme kindness and caring for others. Jesus set a great example for his apostles obviously, and John picked up on it. He tried his hardest to be like Jesus, which is something more people should truly concentrate on in the world.
Sometime close to the year 100 is when Saint John died. The Catholic Church celebrates his feast day on the 27th of December.
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