St. John the Apostle


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n St. John the Apostle (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
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Below are the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist with the twelve Apostles arranged on each hand.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Churches of Coventry" by Frederic W. Woodhouse
APOSTLES, THE FOUR, picture of St. John, St. Peter, St. Mark, and St. Paul, in the museum at Muenich, painted by Albert Duerer.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The other was dedicated in honour of St. James and St. John the Apostles.
"The Chronicle of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes" by Thomas a Kempis
None of the apostles, not even St. John, was more filled with the glow of personal attachment to Christ.
"The Preacher and His Models" by James Stalker
The three Epistles of St. John, were written by the apostle who was favoured with the greatest share of our Saviour's affection.
"A Week of Instruction and Amusement," by Mrs. Harley
John of Salisbury quotes a story about St. Paul which seems to come from the ancient apocryphal Acts of that Apostle.
"The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts" by M. R. James
St. John, perhaps, was better prepared than any of the apostles to receive the Word, incarnate, dwelling in the soul.
"Letters of Madam Guyon" by P. L. Upham
All the Apostles, except St. John, are supposed to have been martyred (or put to death for the sake of the Gospel).
"Sketches of Church History" by James Craigie Robertson
St. Demetrius, the friend of St. John the Evangelist, has always been regarded as the first apostle and bishop of the diocese.
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun
That this bull be published, and posted on the gate of the basilic of the Prince of the Apostles, and on that of St. John of Lateran.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Had the testimony of St. John stopped here, it would have seemed to give to the Apostles every attribute of power needed for their work.
"Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom" by T. W. Allies
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James