28 December 2005

Second Day of Christmas

27 December is the second day of Christmas - The Feast of St John the evangelist.
Day one was in memory of St Stephen - the first martyr - whilst today remembers a different type of martyrdom. St John was the only one of the apostles (excluding Judas) not to be killed for the faith. Instead he was exiled a number of times apparently dying whilst exiled on the island of Patmos.

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