Wednesday, 24 June 2009

john the baptiser

Today we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist. The picture on the left is The Church of St John the Baptist in Ein Karem. I had the privilege of visiting Ein Karem, where tradition says John was born, last Advent and an account of my visit can be found here.

On the walls of the grounds surrounding the church are plaques with the words of The Benedictus in many different languages. This is the prophecy spoken by Zechariah when his wife Elisabeth gave birth to his son John Luke 1:68-79.

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