St. John was one of the first of the disciples that the Lord called to Himself. He along with Peter and James were the only disciples to witness the Transfiguration. He was the only Apostle who was present during the Crucifixion of Christ, during which Jesus entreated Saint John to care for His Mother. From that day until her Dormition, she lived with Saint John. After her repose, he traveled to Asia Minor and lived in Ephesus. He was later exiled to the island of Patmos, and received his Revelation recorded in the Book of Apocalypse. After Domitian’s death, Saint John returned to Ephesus where he fell asleep in the Lord peacefully. Saint John is called “the theologian” because his writing so powerfully shows the divine Word in human flesh.