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St. Anne's Catholic Voluntary Academy

St. Anne's Catholic Voluntary Academy

John

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Miss Clarke, Miss Ashmore, Mrs. Delli-Colli and Mrs Bagshaw.

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House Motto Working Together Makes Us Strong

 

John the Apostle (c.AD 6-100) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament, generally listed as the youngest apostle. His brother was James, who was another of the Twelve Apostles. The Church Fathers identify him as John the Evangelist, John of Patmos, John the Elder and the Beloved Disciple.

Church tradition has held that John is the author of the Gospel of John and five other books of the New Testament — the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.

John the Apostle was the son of Zebedee and the younger brother of James, son of Zebedee (James the Greater). Their mother was Salome. Zebedee and his sons fished in the Sea of Galilee. The brothers were firstly disciples of John the Baptist. Jesus then called Peter, Andrew and these two sons of Zebedee to follow him.

James and John are listed among the Twelve Apostles. Jesus referred to the pair as "Boanerges" (translated "sons of thunder"); although their nature was calm and gentle, when their patience was pushed to its limits their anger became wild and thunderous causing them to speak out like an untamed storm.

The feast day of Saint John in the Roman Catholic Church, which calls him "Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist”, is on 27 December. His symbol is an eagle.