The ear of St John Chrysostom (Nov 13/ Nov 26), in which the Apostle Paul spoke to him, inspiring St John's commentaries of his Epistles, remains incorrupt to this day. It is visible on his Sacred Head, a treasure of the at the Vatopaidi Monastery on Mount Athos. "One night, John was alone in his cell, writing a commentary on the Scriptures by candlelight, Proclus, his attendant, came to the door to tell the saint the request of someone in need, but before knocking, he looked through the keyhole to see whether the Patriarch was occupied. He saw that Saint John was sitting and writing and that an elder of most venerable appearance stood behind him, bent down toward the ear of the Patriarch and speaking softly to him. The man entirely resembled Saint Paul as he was depicted upon the icon which stood against the wall. Proclus was amazed, for he did not know who was speaking with the Patriarch, nor could he understand how the elder had entered the cell since the door was locked. He waited for the man to depart, and as soon as the hour for Matins drew near, the elder disappeared. Proclus saw this for three nights in succession, and finally dared to ask the Patriarch, 'Master, who is it that speaks into your ear at night?' 'No one has been with me,' answered John. Then Proclus told him how he had seen through the keyhole an old man of venerable appearance, whispering into his ear as he wrote. Proclus also described the man’s face and clothing, and John marvelled greatly. Then Proclus glanced at the image of Saint Paul and exclaimed, 'The man whom I saw resembled in every way the saint depicted upon this icon!' John then understood that it was the holy Apostle Paul whom Proclus had seen and that his work was pleasing to the Lord. Falling to the ground, he gave thanks to God, praying with tears in his eyes for a long time. After this, he devoted himself to the writing of sacred books with still greater zeal. These works he left to the Church of Christ as a precious treasure."