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Saint John the Apostle

Saint John was the son of Zebedee, a Galilean fisherman and Salome. John and his brother James the Elder were among the first disciples called by Jesus. He was known as the beloved disciple.

In the Gospel According to Mark he is always mentioned after James and was not doubt the younger brother. His mother was among those women who ministered to the circle of disciples.

John and his brother, together with Simon Peter, formed an inner nucleus of intimate disciples.

After the Resurrection, John was the bishop of the church at Ephesus.

Tradition claims that John was the only disciple to die a natural death, at great age. Various attempts were made on his life, including a poisoned chalice. John is said to have blessed the chalice and the poison came out of the chalice in the form of snakes.

John is the author of the Gospel According to John, First John, Second John, Third John and Revelation.

His Feast Day is celebrated on December 27.