Saturday, June 23, 2007

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

"Do not be afraid, Zechariah,
for your prayer is heard,
and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son,
and you shall call his name
June 24

"He was indeed a man endued with all virtue, who exhorted the Jews to the practice of justice towards men and piety towards God; and also to baptism, preaching that they would become acceptable to God if they renounced their sins, and to the cleanness of their bodies’ added purity of soul."

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