Sunday, February 24, 2008

From the Menaion - 24 February


On 24 February, we commemorate the first and second findings of the venerable head of the holy Prophet and Forerunner, John the Baptist.

“Bear worthy fruits of repentance!” exhorts the Forerunner once again, after the finding of his head. He who once baptized the multitudes in the waters now plunges them into the river of miracles. O Forerunner, you once fell under the headsman’s sword: on the twenty-fourth, you reveal your blessed head.

By the prayers of Your Forerunner, O Christ our God, take pity on us and save us. Amen.

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