St. John, the Evangelist, the great patron of freemasonry
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St. John, the Evangelist, the great patron of freemasonry a sermon preached before the members of New Caledonia Lodge, on St. John"s Day, December 27, 1869, in St. James" Church, Pictou, N.S. by

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Written in English


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Statementby Henry Genever.
SeriesCIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 06896
The Physical Object
Pagination1 microfiche (10 fr.).
Number of Pages10
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18917906M
ISBN 100665068964

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December 27th is Saint John the Evangelist day, which is the 2nd feast day in the year to celebrate the Holy Saints John. The placement of the holiday also marks the winter solstice, which is directly opposite Saint John the Baptist’s day at the summer solstice in June making a notable completion in the cycle of the solar year. The actual dates are slightly off, but you get the symbolism. St. John the Evangelist John was the son of Zebedee and Salome, and the brother of James the Greater. In the Gospels, the two brothers are often called after their father "the sons of Zebedee" and received from Christ the honourable title of Boanerges, i.e. "sons of thunder" (Mark ). John the Evangelist (Greek: Ἰωάννης, translit. Iōánnēs; Coptic: ⲓⲱⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ or ⲓⲱ̅ⲁ [citation needed]) is the name traditionally given to the author of the Gospel of ians have traditionally identified him with John the Apostle, John of Patmos, or John the Presbyter, although this has been disputed by some modern : 27 December (Western Christianity); 8 May . There is another patron saint of Freemasonry, Saint John the Evangelist, of which less is spoken or discussed. St. John the Evangelist has as his feast day Decem roughly the time of Winter Solstice. There is an excellent paper on the Saints John in a popular Masonic site called Pietre-Stones. In it, the author discusses the possibilities.

  St. John the Evangelist, with St. John the Baptist, is considered a patron saint by the fraternal society of Free and Accepted Masons (better known as the Freemasons).The festival of St. John on December 27th is the beginning of the lodge year in many jurisdictions of that fraternity, and is marked by special commemorations.   Hello Readers, If you're Christian, then you are aware of St. John the Evangelist. Well, not everyone anyways. My history with St. John growing up was hearing the name John everywhere in The Bible but never being able to make heads or tales to who . Get this from a library! St. John, the Evangelist, the great patron of freemasonry: a sermon preached before the members of New Caledonia Lodge, on St. John's Day, Decem , in St. James' Church, Pictou, N.S.. [Henry Genever]. St. John the Evangelist apparently came into our fraternal system somewhere towards the close of the sixteenth century; at least, we find the earliest authentic Lodge records' reference to St. John the Evangelist in Edinborough in , although earlier mentions are made, such as "The Fraternity of St. John" that existed in Cologne in

  Saint John the Evangelist is considered the Patron Saint of many things such as against poison, art dealers, authors, bookbinders, booksellers, burns, editors, engravers, painters, paper-makers, printers, publishers, theologians, typesetters, writers, Asia Minor, and many others. He is often symbolized by a cup or chalice, eagle rising out of a. St. John the Evangelist, also known as John the Apostle, is said to be the disciple whom Jesus dearly loved He is probably best known as a teacher of knowledge, the author of the Gospel book of John, the book of Revelation in the New Testament, and later wrote the 3 Epistles in the Size: KB.   “Erected to God and Dedicated to Holy Sts. John” is a phrase familiar to all masons. It is the first dictation I heard, I wondered on what is the symbolism of these two saints, St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist in masonry except that they . Yes, the early freemasons chose well in selecting such a man as St. John, the Baptist, as a patron of Freemasonry! St. John, the Evangelist. For a long period only St. John, the Baptist, was patron saint of Freemasonry. It was not until after the 16th century that St John, .