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Nativity of the Forerunner St. John the Baptist + June 24

O Prophet and Forerunner of the coming of Christ, we honour thee lovingly but cannot extol thee worthily; for by thy birth thy mother's barrenness and thy father's dumbness were unloosed; and the Incarnation of the Son of God is proclaimed to the world.
-Troparion, Tone 4

View a festal page dedicated to the Nativity of St. John the Baptist
Read Fr. Joseph Huneycutt's thoughts on the importance of the feast
Listen to Fr. Patrick Reardon's homily