John was the son of Zebedee, a Galilean fisherman, and Salome. John and his brother St. James were among the first disciples called by Jesus . Whether the “disciple whom Jesus loved” (who is never named) mentioned in this Gospel is to be identified with John (also not named) is not clear from the text.
On December 27, we celebrate the Feast of Saint John , Apostle and Evangelist – the “ disciple Jesus loved ” ( John 13:23). As the author of a Gospel account, three epistles, and the book of Revelation, John was not only a close friend of Jesus during his time, but a spiritual teacher for the ages.
The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus… Andrew , Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus.
John: The Apostle of Love. The apostle John is familiar to us because he wrote so much of the New Testament. He wrote the book of John as well as three epistles that also bear his name, and the book of Revelation.
Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s wife.
Tasker and D. Hill, say the Matthew 1:25 statement that Joseph “knew her not until she had brought forth her firstborn son” to mean that Joseph and Mary did have normal marital relations after Jesus ‘ birth, and that James, Joses, Jude, and Simon, were the natural sons of Mary and Joseph and, thus, half brothers of
Do we have any idea who the disciple was? A: John 19, 25-27 makes reference to the beloved disciple who traditionally (Canon Muratori) was identified as John the apostle and author of the fourth gospel, letters (1-3) and Revelations.
Mary is also depicted as being present among the women at the crucifixion during the crucifixion standing near “the disciple whom Jesus loved” along with Mary of Clopas and Mary Magdalene, to which list Matthew 27:56 adds “the mother of the sons of Zebedee”, presumably the Salome mentioned in Mark 15:40.
Following the arrest of Jesus , Peter denied knowing him three times , but after the third denial, heard the rooster crow and recalled the prediction as Jesus turned to look at him. Peter then began to cry bitterly. This final incident is known as the Repentance of Peter.
Peter , a Jewish fisherman, was called to be a disciple of Jesus at the beginning of Jesus ‘ ministry. He received from Jesus the name Cephas (from Aramaic Kepa [“Rock”]; hence Peter , from Petros, a Greek translation of Kepa).
They show when the passage is taken in context (Luke 22:36-38), Jesus is also aware of fulfilling prophecy and makes a surprising statement that two swords are “enough.” He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword , sell your cloak and buy one.
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee upon the waters. 29 And he said, Come. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon the waters to come to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me.
His mission was addressed to all ranks and stations of Jewish society. His message was that God’s judgment on the world was imminent and that, to prepare for this judgment, the people should repent their sins, be baptized, and produce appropriate fruits of repentance.
He was the only disciple who, after all had fled when Jesus was arrested, returned to the crucifixion site of Jesus. As Jesus was dying, commanded him to watch over his mother ( John 19:26).