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The Apocalypse

The Apocalypse, written by St. John the Divine in the last book of the New Testament, is his revelation of the total victory of good over evil and the end of the world as we know it.

“And among the lamp stands was one like a son of man, clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, and with a golden sash around his chest. He had seven stars in his right hand. Out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining at its brightest.” -- Apocalypse of Saint John the Divine, Revelation 1:13

I have the honour of having at my home the Book of Revelation of Saint John, the vision that had foreseen the grandeur of Orthodoxy of the Son of the Ultimate Creator of the Universe.

I have embroidered this card in order to honour St. John the Divine, Orthodoxy and the Son of God, who came to the turmoil of the world of his era, taught us how to love each other and was crucified for us, thus rendering honour to the whole world, the Orthodox Church and Greece.

This is a gift for the Monastery of Saint John the Divine on Patmos.

The Apocalypse, by Saint John the Theologian

I, John, your brother and your partner in tribulation and in the kingdom and patience in Christ Jesus, was in the island which is called Patmos, for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus.

I was exiled because of the word of God and of the testimony I give and I proclaim for Jesus Christ.

On the day of Sunday I fell in spiritual ecstasy and direct communication with the Holy ghost and I heard behind me a voice loud and powerful, as of a trumpet, saying:
What thou seest, write in a book and send to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamus and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philoadelphia and to Laodicea.

And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks, like the seven Churches, who light up the truth in the world.

And he had in his right hand seven stars (the episcopes of the seven Churches) and from his mouth came out a sharp two-edged sword. And his face was as the sun shineth in his power.