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Saint John the Theologian

Saint John the Theologian. Egg tempera and gold on panel. 8x10" 2023. I recently finished this icon of Saint John the Theologian. It is based on several medieval icons, both eastern and western. He inclines his head as he did on the Lord's breast at the Last Supper. His posture shows his great sorrow as he witnessed the Crucifixion of the beloved Master, as well as his divine contemplation as he recorded in his sublime Gospel, which he holds. John was the son of Zebedee the fisherman and Salome the daughter of Joseph, the betrothed of the Holy Theotokos. Called by the Lord Jesus, John immediately left his father and his fishermen’s nets and, with his brother James, followed Christ. From then on, he was not separated from his Lord until the end. With Peter and James, he was present at the raising of Jairus’ daughter and the Transfiguration of the Lord. At the Last Supper, he inclined his head on Jesus’ breast. When all the other apostles had abandoned the crucified Lord, John a

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