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Prophet John the BaptistConception of Elizabeth of the the Holy and Glorious Forerunner and Prophet John the Baptist

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Baptist
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Feast Event
Commem-
orated
Action
of Event
Celebrate ApostolosGospelDate
Conception
of
Elizabeth
John the
Baptist's

conception
John the
Baptist's
being
conceived.
John the
Baptist's
conception.
Gal.
4:22-27
Lk.
1:5-25
23
Sept.

23 September - The conception of the Forerunner and Prophet John the Baptist is commemorated.

His parents were Holy Prophet Zechariah (Zachary), a priest at the Temple in Jerusalem, and Elizabeth.

The Archangel Gabriel foretells to Holy Prophet Zechariah the conception and birth of the Holy and Glorious Forerunner and Prophet John the Baptist. The story of The Archangel Gabriel, The Holy Prophet Zechariah, and The Holy and Glorious Forerunner and Prophet John the Baptist's conception and birth is told in Lk. 1:1-80.

The Feast of the Conception of the Forerunner and Prophet John the Baptist is one day longer than nine months before the Feast of the Nativity of the Holy Prophet and Glorious Forerunner John the Baptist on 24 June.
The only feast of a conception and a birth that are exactly nine months apart is the Great Feast of The Annunciation (Al Bisharah) of The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary (25 March) and the Great Feast of Nativity According to the Flesh of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ (25 December). The reason is because only God is perfect.

23 September is 6 months and 2 days before the commemoration of the Great Feast of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) of The Theotokos, 25 March.

Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron

TROPARION (TONE 4)
Joy to you, O barren one unable to give birth! Behold, you conceive today the one who is really a Torch of the Sun, who will enlighten the whole world that suffered from blindness. Rejoice, O Zachary, and cry out in all confidence: "The One who will be born is a Prophet of the Most High!".

KONTAKION (TONE 3)
Zachary rejoices greatly with his wife Elizabeth, for she has conceived John the Forerunner whom the angel announced in gladness. As for us, we honor him in witness of this blessing.

Feast Event
Commem-
orated
Action
of Event
Celebrate ApostolosGospelDate
Conception
of
Elizabeth
John the
Baptist's

conception.
John the
Baptist's
being
conceived.
John the
Baptist's
conception.
Gal.
4:22-27
Lk.
1:5-25
23
Sept.
Nativity
of
John the
Baptist
John the
Baptist's

birth.
John the
Baptist
being
born.
John the
Baptist's
birthday.
Rom.
13:11b-14:4
Lk.
1:1-25,
57-68,
76,
80
24
June
Beheading
of
John the
Baptist
John the
Baptist's

death.
John the
Baptist
being
beheaded.
John the
Baptist
being a
Martyr Saint.
Acts
13:25-33a
Mk
6:14-30
29
Aug.
First
and
Second
Discoveries
of the Head
John the
Baptist
John the
Baptist's

Head
being
found.
Finding
John the
Baptist's
Head.
Having
John the
Baptist's
Head.
2 Cor.
4:6-15
Mt.
11:2-15
24
Feb.
Third
Discovery
of the Head
John the
Baptist
John the
Baptist's

Head
being
found.
Finding
John the
Baptist's
Head.
Having
John the
Baptist's
Head.
2 Cor.
4:6-15
Mt.
11:2-15
25
May

More information about the Holy and Glorious Forerunner and Prophet John the Baptist:

St. John of the Desert, Phoenix, AZ

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