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Saturday, December 27th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 20:2-8.


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Saint John, apostle and evangelist – Feast

27 December 2014

They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 20:2-8.

On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed

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Saint John, apostle and evangelist – Feast

27 December 2014

Commentary of the day

Duns Scotus Erigena 

1 Johannes-Scotus-ErigenaDuns Scotus Erigena (?-c.870),

Irish Benedictine
Homily on the Prologue of Saint John, §2

“What was from the beginning…what we have seen and heard we proclaim in turn to you” (1Jn 1,1-3)

Peter and John both run to the tomb. Christ’s tomb is the Holy Scripture, in which the most hidden mysteries of his divinity and of his humanity are defended – if I might say so -by a wall of rock. But John runs faster than Peter, for the power of a contemplation that has been totally purified penetrates the secrets of the divine works with a more piercing and sharper eye than the power of an action still in need of purification.

Nevertheless Peter is the first to enter; John follows. Both run and both enter. Here Peter is the image of faith and John represents intelligence…Faith, then, is the first who must enter the tomb, an image of Holy Scripture, and intelligence must follow…

Peter, who also represents the practice of virtues, sees with the power of both faith and action the Son of God enclosed, in a marvellous and ineffable way, in the confines of flesh. John, who represents the sublime contemplation of the truth, admires the Word of God, perfect in himself and infinite in his origin – that is to say in his Father. Peter, led by divine revelation, looks at both eternal and temporal things united in Christ; John contemplates and proclaims the eternity of the Word so as to make it known to the faithful.

Therefore I say that John is a spiritual eagle who sees God; I call him ‘theologian’. He is above the whole creation, visible and invisible; he goes beyond all intellectual faculties and he enters deified into God who shares with him his own divine life.

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2014

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Saint John, apostle and evangelist – Feast

27 December 2014

Saint of the day

Saint John

Apostle and Evangelist

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SAINT JOHN
Apostle and Evangelist
(† c. 100)
Feast

        St. John, the youngest of the apostles in age, was son of Zebedee. He was called to follow Christ on the banks of the Jordan during the first days of Our Lord’s ministry. He was one of the privileged few present at the Transfiguration (with Peter and James) and the Agony in the garden.

        At the Last Supper his head rested on the bosom of Jesus, and in the hours of the Passion, when others fled or denied their Master, St. John kept his place by the side of Jesus, and at the last stood by the cross with Mary. From the cross the dying Saviour bequeathed his Mother to the care of the faithful apostle, who “from that hour took her to his own;” thus fitly, as St. Austin says, “to a virgin was the Virgin intrusted.”

After the Ascension, St. John lived first at Jerusalem, and then at Ephesus. He was thrown by Domitian into a caldron of boiling oil, and is thus reckoned a martyr, though miraculously preserved from hurt.

        Afterwards he was banished to the isle of Patmos, where he received the heavenly visions described in tine Apocalypse. He is the author of the Fourth Gospel, the Apocalypse, and three Epistles.

        He died at a great age, in peace, at Ephesus, about the year 100.

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2014

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