We will have a vesperal liturgy beginning at 6:30pm on Thursday, August 28, to commemorate the Beheading of St. John the Forerunner.
The memory of the righteous is celebrated with hymns of praise,
But the Lord¹s testimony is sufficient for you, O Forerunner.
You were shown in truth to be the most honorable of the prophets,
For you were deemed worthy to baptize in the streams of the Jordan Him whom they foretold.
Therefore, having suffered for the truth with joy,
You proclaimed to those in hell God who appeared in the flesh,
Who takes away the sin of the world, and grants us great mercy.