Today is the feast day for Saint John. He was one of the Twelve Apostles and he wrote several books of the New Testament: John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation. Unlike other Apostles, his feast day is white because he was the only Apostle not to die by martyrdom.

Prayer of the Day
Merciful God, through John the apostle and evangelist you have revealed the mysteries of your Word made flesh. Let the brightness of your light shine on your church, so that all your people, instructed in the holy gospel, may walk in the light of your truth and attain eternal life, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Lectionary

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