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Apostle John The Theologian

An icon Apostle John The Theologian.

The Icon

Feast Day - September 26th

Apostle John the Theologian is portrayed in the solitude of a cave on Patmos Island being inspired by the Holy Spirit shown in the flashes of light in the corner of the Icon. He is writing the book Revelation. The six scrolls in the bag and the book in his hand number seven which symbolizes competition. As God completed the Creation, St. John completed the New Testament.

Troparion in tone 2

Beloved apostle of Christ our God,
hasten to deliver a defenseless people.
He who allowed you to recline on His breast,
receives you as you bow before Him.
Implore Him, John the Theologian,
to disperse the persistent threat from the heathens,
entreating for us peace and great mercy.

Kontakion in tone 2

Who shall declare declare your greatness,
O virgin disciple,
for you pour forth wonders and are a source of healings,
and pray for our souls as Theologian and friend of Christ.

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