Orthodox Christians celebrate old style beheading of Saint John the Baptist

Orthodox Christians celebrate old style of Beheading of Saint John the Baptist.

He is known as the "foregoer" for announcing the coming of the Savior. Heroes who died for their faith and homeland are celebrated today.

Evangelists Matthew and Mark speak about the death of St. John the baptist. 

In memory of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, September 11th is a day of strict fast.

Tradition says that on this day, the weather starts to cool.

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