Commemoration of the Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

The divine Baptist, the Prophet born of a Prophet,the seal of all the Prophets and beginning of theApostles, the mediator between the Old and New Covenants, the voice of one crying in the wilderness, theGod-sent Messenger of theincarnate Messiah, theforerunner of Christ’s coming into the world (Isaiah 40:3; Mal. 3: 1); who by many miracles was both conceived and