Our Holy Father John
(April 18)



He was a disciple of St Gregory of Decapolis.In the time of the iconoclast heresy, the Emperor Leo the Armenian put John to tor-ture, together with his teacher, Gregory, and Joseph the Hymno-grapher. When Gregory finished his earthly course, John became abbot of the Decapolite monastery in Constantinople. Becoming abbot, he intensified his asceticism for the sake of the Kingdom of God. He died peacefully in about 820. After his death, St Joseph buried him near the grave of St Gregory.



* From "The Prologue from Ochrid", by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic - Lazarica Press - Birmingham 1985
Four Book Edition - Translated by Mother Maria - Dates based on old church calendar.
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