Homily for the Nativity of the Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John in the Orthodox Church

          Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the most unusual and important people in the history of our faith:  St. John the Baptist.  He has the titles of prophet, forerunner, and baptist because he fulfilled all three roles, speaking the word of the Lord as he prepared the way for the coming of Christ, calling God’s people to repentance and baptism, and even baptizing the incarnate … Continue reading Homily for the Nativity of the Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John in the Orthodox Church