On the 3 day of Christmas we celebrate St. John, Apostle and Evangelist. The gospel writer, beloved disciple, and only of the 12 to live until a natural end.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” 3:16
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” 1:1
“And the Word was made flesh, and made his dwelling among us, and we saw His glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.” 1:14