Friday, June 25, 2010

Nativity of St. John the Baptist (yesterday)

O Prophet and Forerunner of the coming of Christ, we honour thee lovingly but cannot extol thee worthily; for by thy birth thy mother's barrenness and thy father 's dumbness were unloosed; and the Incarnation of the Son of God is proclaimed to the world.

--Troparion, Tone 4

O God, let Your Church rejoice over the birth of blessed John the Baptist, for through him she came to know the author of her own birth, Jesus Christ, Your Son our Lord; who lives and rules with You .

--Postcommunion (Western Rite)

My family enjoyed Mass at Holy Incarnation Antiochian Orthodox Church yesterday in celebration of the nativity of St. John the Baptist. We lost track of what day it was, so it was by chance we were available to attend. What a blessing!

Visit the Antiochian Archdiocese Web site for resources related to this Great Feast of the Church.

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