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John the Evangelist

John the Evangelist is the name traditionally given to the author of the Gospel of John. Christians have traditionally identified him with John the Apostle, John of Patmos, or John the Presbyter, although this has been disputed by modern scholars; the Gospel of John refers to an otherwise unnamed "disciple whom Jesus loved", who "bore witness to and wrote" the Gospel's message. The author of the Gospel of John seemed interested in maintaining the internal anonymity of the author's identity, although interpreting the Gospel in the light of the Synoptic Gospels and considering that the author names Peter, that James was martyred as early as 44 AD it has been believed that the author was the Apostle John. Christian tradition says; the Apostle John was one of the "pillars" of the Jerusalem church after Jesus' death. He was one of the original twelve apostles and is thought to be the only one to have not been killed for his faith, it had been believed that he was exiled to the Aegean island of Patmos, where he wrote the Book of Revelation.

However, some attribute the authorship of Revelation to another man, called John the Presbyter, or to other writers of the late first century AD. Orthodox Roman Catholic scholarship, most Protestant churches, the entire Eastern Orthodox Church attribute all of the Johannine literature to the same individual, the "Holy Apostle and Evangelist, John the Theologian", whom it identifies with the "Beloved Disciple" in the Gospel of John; the authorship of the Johannine works has been debated by scholars since at least the 2nd century AD. The main debate centers on who authored the writings, which of the writings, if any, can be ascribed to a common author. Orthodox tradition attributes all of the Johannine books to John the Apostle. In the 6th century, the Decretum Gelasianum argued that Second and Third John have a separate author known as "John, a priest". Historical critics sometimes reject the view. Most modern scholars believe that the apostle John wrote none of these works, although some, such as J.

A. T. Robinson, F. F. Bruce, Leon Morris, Martin Hengel, hold the apostle to be behind at least some, in particular the gospel. There may have been a single author for the three epistles; some scholars conclude the author of the epistles was different from that of the gospel, although all four works originated from the same community. The gospel and epistles traditionally and plausibly came from Ephesus, c. 90–110, although some scholars argue for an origin in Syria. In the case of Revelation, most modern scholars agree that it was written by a separate author, John of Patmos, c. 95 with some parts dating to Nero's reign in the early 60s. The feast day of Saint John in the Catholic Church, which calls him "Saint John and Evangelist", in the Anglican Communion and Lutheran Calendars, which call him "John and Evangelist", is on 27 December, the third day of Christmastide. In the Tridentine Calendar he was commemorated on each of the following days up to and including 3 January, the Octave of the 27 December feast.

This Octave was abolished by Pope Pius XII in 1955. The traditional liturgical color is white. Freemasons celebrate this feast day, dating back to the 18th century when the Feast Day was used for the installation of Presidents and Grand Masters. John is traditionally depicted in one of two distinct ways: either as an aged man with a white or gray beard, or alternatively as a beardless youth; the first way of depicting him was more common in Byzantine art, where it was influenced by antique depictions of Socrates. In medieval works of painting and literature, Saint John is presented in an androgynous or feminized manner. Historians have related such portrayals to the circumstances of the believers for whom they were intended. For instance, John's feminine features are argued to have helped to make him more relatable to women. Sarah McNamer argues that because of John's androgynous status, he could function as an'image of a third or mixed gender' and'a crucial figure with whom to identify' for male believers who sought to cultivate an attitude of affective piety, a emotional style of devotion that, in late-medieval culture, was thought to be poorly compatible with masculinity.

Legends from the Acts of John contributed much to medieval iconography. One of John's familiar attributes is the chalice with a snake emerging from it. According to one legend from the Acts of John, John was challenged to drink a cup of poison to demonstrate the power of his faith, thanks to God's aid the poison was rendered harmless; the chalice can be interpreted with reference to the Last Supper, or to the words of Christ to John and James: "My chalice indeed you shall drink". According to the 1910 Catholic Encyclopedia, some authorities believe that this symbol was not adopted until the 13th century. There was a legend that John was at some stage boiled in oil and miraculously preserved. Another common attribute is a scroll, in reference to his writings. John the Evangelist is symbolically represented by an eagle, one of the creatures envisioned by Ezekiel and in the Book of Revelation. John the Evangelist Churches dedicated to St. John the Evangelist Eagle of St. John Luke the Evangelist Mark the Evangelist Matthew the Eva

David Campbell (clarinetist)

David Campbell, is a British clarinetist. Campbell is internationally recognised as one of Britain's finest musicians and was described by the doyen of British clarinettists, Jack Brymer, as'the finest player of his generation'. A large part of Campbell's early career was spent as a clarinetist in the field of contemporary music as a member of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' chamber ensemble,'The Fires of London' playing with the London Sinfonietta and Lontano, but over the past twenty years David Campbell has developed the solo and chamber music strands of his career, performing in over forty countries with leading orchestras and ensembles, his repertoire is wide-ranging but he still champions new works, many of which have been written for him. The most recent were a new concerto'River of Crystal Light' by Peter Lieuwen, which he played and recorded in the Texas Festival in June 2005 and a clarinet quintet,'The Sun and the Moon' by Michael Stimpson which received its premiere in Aberystwyth with the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet in July 2005.

In February 2006 David played concertos by Mozart and Charles Fitts in the USA with the Houston Chamber Orchestra. As well as numerous broadcasts over the past thirty years, David has made many CDs including two versions of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the City of London Sinfonia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, two versions of the Βrahms Clarinet Sonatas as well as the Mozart and Brahms Quintets, Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time, two albums of music by Charles Camilleri, the Bliss Clarinet Quintet, Philip Cannon's Quintet and works by Martinu, Peter Maxwell Davies and Carey Blyton, his recording of Peter Lieuwen's'River of Crystal Light' was released in May 2007 and future projects include recording a third CD of works by Charles Camilleri and an album of English clarinet quintets, concertos by Carl Davis, Gerald Finzi and Graham Fitkin in Estonia with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. David Campbell enjoys the genre of the Clarinet Quintet and has appeared as a guest artist with the Bingham String Quartet, Bridge String Quartet, Brodsky String Quartet, Copenhagen String Quartet, Coull String Quartet, Danubius String Quartet, Delme String Quartet, Emperor String Quartet, Endellion String Quartet, Fine Arts String Quartet, Maggini String Quartet, Medici String Quartet, Solstice String Quartet and Tippett String Quartet.

During 2007 David has toured the UK extensively with the Sacconi String Quartet. David Campbell is passionate about music education, he holds positions as a Director of Winds at Canterbury Christ Church University and Head of Woodwind at Westminster School. David has been Artistic Director of MusicFest Aberystwyth since 2002 and is Course Director of the International Clarinet Course at Harrogate. David Campbell is the UK Chair of the International Clarinet Association, has represented the UK at the international clarinet conferences in London, Ghent, Texas, Ostend, Salt Lake City and Vancouver, he has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain. Official website

Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions

The Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions is a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It debuted in 2019 at the Four Season Sports Club Orlando; the tournament field is limited to winners on LPGA Tour events in the previous two years. As is the case in the past, there is a pro-am and celebrity tournament, like its predecessor; the top amateurs during the midweek pro-am are invited to play in the main tournament. Each professional is paired with two celebrities or amateurs in the groupings, celebrities change per round. A Stableford-based system is used for the amateurs. Ji Eun-hee won the inaugural event by two strokes over Mirim Lee. 2019–2020: Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions presented by IOA During the Pro-Am tournament, held earlier in the week, the top amateur golfers are invited to participate in the main tournament. For both amateurs and celebrities, the golfers play a modified Stableford system, although the LPGA and organisers chose to base scores on double bogey instead of par.

Note: The celebrity tournament is regarded as a continuation of the Diamond Resorts Invitational celebrity division. Diamond Resorts Invitational Coverage on the LPGA Tour's official site