St. John the Divine

The Evergreen Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona, has many tombs, gravestones, and markers imbued with Christian symbolism. One such monument in that cemetery is a statue of St. John.  St. John, who wrote the Fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and the Book of Revelation.  Because of these influential writings St. John is often referred to as John the Divine.

St. John is often depicted with a quill and a book representing his authorship of the Fourth Gospel.  He is also depicted as an eagle or standing with an eagle at his side.

In the mosaic from the columbarium in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix, St. John is depicted as an eagle.

St. John’s feast day is December 27th.  He is the patron saint of authors, editors, and all publishing professionals, “theologians, painters, engravers, art dealers, and victims of burns and poisonings.”


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