History of the Feast of St. John, December 27: Which St John?

El Greco — St. John

December 27, since the 5th century, has marked the day in the church calendar for celebrating the life of and is known as the Feast of St. John.

We’ve already mentioned that the day before, December 26 is the Feast of St. Stephen. On the following day, December 28 is the Feast of The Holy Innocents, referring to those babies killed by…