This Saint took up the monastic life from his youth and became a disciple of
Saint Gregory of Decapolis (see Nov. 20). After his elder, Saint Gregory,
reposed (in the first half of the ninth century), he came to Jerusalem
and finally reposed in peace in the Monastery of Saint Chariton.
Apolytikion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone:
The image of God, was faithfully preserved in you, O Father. For you took up
the Cross and followed Christ. By Your actions you taught us to look beyond
the flesh for it passes, rather to be concerned about the soul which is immortal.
Wherefore, O Holy John, your soul rejoices with the angels.
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