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St John Damascene


St. John of Damascus is also known as St. John Damascene. He was born of Christian parents in the latter part of the seventh century. St. John became a monk in the monastery of St. Sabbas. He is considered the last of the Greek Fathers and the first of the East to formulate a comprehensive synthesis of Christian Dogma. St. John defended the veneration of icons against the Emperor of Constantinople. He composed many hymns and preached many homilies about the Blessed Mother.


Benedict on St John Damascene
St John Damascene