Here’s my post for the Evangelium Institute Blog on the Feast of St. John the Evangelist… which includes a tasty recipe.
Christians have been celebrating the feast of St. John the Evangelist on December 27th at least as far back as the 400s. According to St. Epiphanius, John died in the year 100 at the ripe old age of 94. And of the eleven apostles that were with Jesus from the beginning and remained faithful, St. John is the only one of them not to have died from martyrdom.
He is of course also known as one of the “sons of thunder” a nickname given to him and his brother James by the apostles – so St. Mark tells us. John and James were sons of Zebedee, a fisherman out of the town of Caperaum on the Sea of Galilee. The father and his two boys were business partners with Simon Peter and Andrew, and John has always been considered the youngest of the apostles.
Click here for the rest and the recipe.