Saint Irene received three apples from Saint John the Beloved Disciple of Christ. She shared them with the Sisters of her Monastery, giving thanks to God and Saint John for this beautiful gift.
“Then the old man walked across the water and entered the ship. He gave the sailor three apples which God was sending to the Patriarch “from His Beloved Disciple John.” Then the old man gave the sailor three more apples for the Abbess of Chrysovalantou. He told the sailor that if Irene ate the apples, all that her Soul desired would be granted, “for this gift comes from John in Paradise.”