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Feast Event
Commem-
orated
Action
of Event
Celebrate ApostolosGospelDate
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

24 June - The birth of the Holy and Glorious Forerunner and Prophet John the Baptist is commemorated.

His parents were Zechariah, a priest, and Elizabeth.
The story of his conception and birth is told in Lk. 1:1-80.

The Feast of the Nativity of the Holy Prophet and Glorious Forerunner John the Baptist is one day longer than nine months after The Feast of the Conception of the Forerunner and Prophet John the Baptist on 23 September.
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.

24 June is 6 months and 1 day before the commemoration of the Great Feast of the Nativity According to the Flesh of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 25 December.

Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron

TROPARION (TONE 4)
O Prophet and Forerunner of the coming of Christ, in spite of our eagerness to render you due honor, we fall short when singing your praise. Your glorious birth saved your mother from the shame of barrenness, returned to your father the power of speech, and proclaimed to the world the Incarnation of the Son of God.

KONTAKION (TONE 3)
The woman who had been barren becomes fertile and gives birth today to the Forerunner of Christ. He is the greatest and last of the prophets, for standing in the waters of the Jordon River, he placed his hands on Christ whom all the prophets had announced, and in so doing he became a prophet himself, a preacher and a forerunner of the Word of God.

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

Nativity of St. John the Baptist Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Feasts of Major Saints

St. John of the Desert, St. John of the Desert Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Phoenix, AZ

St. John the Baptist Catholic Encyclopedia

Ikon

Nativity of St. John the Baptist Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Feasts of Major Saints


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