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St John The Baptist

On June 24th, in the Roman calendar, the church
celebrates the birth of St. John the Baptist. The
celebration of the birth of the Forerunner is one
of the oldest feasts in the Church’s history, dating
from the earliest days. St. John the Baptist has remained
a beloved saint throughout the life of the
Church and many religious orders, institutions,
churches, and shrines were established under his
patronage. The Eastern Church especially venerates
him and he is given a prominence in the Liturgy
and Church art to a degree which is not seen in
the West – an expression of Our Lord’s words
“Amen, I say to you, among those born of women
there is none greater than John the Baptist.”