Russian icon of the Apostle Saint John the Theologian, XIX century, height – 53 cm.

Apostle John the Theologian, one of the closest disciples of Jesus Christ, the author of the Gospel According to John. There are also known “Epistles of the Apostle John” and “Revelations of St. John the Divine”. John the Theologian reclined on the chest of Christ at the Last Supper, stood at the cross and took the Mother of Jesus to him, received together with Peter the news from Mary Magdalene of the disappearance of the body of Christ from the tomb and hurried there, recognized the Lord in the wonderworking catching of fish. John the Theologian lived to a very old age.