The Translation of the Beloved Disciple of Christ
When Saint John was over 100 years old, it was time for his departure to the Lord. Saint John asked his disciples to prepare a grave for him in the shape of a Cross. He then lay in it and asked his disciples to cover him with soil. Painfully kissing their beloved teacher goodbye, they covered his face with a cloth and then filled in the grave. When the other disciples of Saint John came to venerate his Holy body, they opened the grave and found it empty.
The Holy Manna from the Tomb of Saint John
Each year on May 8th, a fine dust comes forth from the grave of Saint John. This Holy Manna is gathered as a blessing and heals the sicknesses of believers.