: 24th JuneJohn the Baptist
was the pioneer and forerunner of Christ.
John was the son of Elizabeth
. Elisabeth was actually considered infertile because of her old age, but when the Angel Gabriel
announced the birth of their son, Zacharias doubted the announcement.
He became dump. Only after John was born and Zechariah realized that the
proclamation was right, he got back the voice and praised God.
As a young man, John retired to the desert for a simple live. He later came to preach to the population for the coming of the Redeemer
. He won the trust of many disciples and baptized many believers in the river Jordan. When Jesus
asked to be baptized by him, John announced: "This is the Lamb of God
who takes away the sins of the world." His disciples left him to move on
with Jesus: his work was done.King Herod
the growing popularity of John as a threat. He took John provisionally
arrested and later he decided to kill him, although he feared the wrath
of his people. At the request of Salome, daughter of Herodias, John was
beheaded and his head was handed to her on a tray. His body was buried
in Samaria and on the place of his burial, a church was built.Presentation
: at the baptism of Jesus, baptizing, with leather clothing and lamb, preaching and with a cross bar.Patron
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