Witnessing to the Truth

Posted August 29, 2017 5:12 pm by Administrator

The decapitation of Saint John the Baptist, or more colloquially his beheading, is a memorial in the Church, unlike his birth, commemorated on June 29th, celebrated as a solemnity.  Most saints, the day of their death is their primary feast day, but with Saint John, it was his birth that signified the coming of the Messiah: ‘He must increase, and I must decrease‘.
His death was the fruit, the ‘telos‘, of his life, as a constant and untiring witness to the truth, and the Truth, the last martyr of the Old Testament, and in some ways the first of the New

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