Almighty God, by whose providence thy servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of thy Son our Savior by preaching repentance: Make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and after his example constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth’s sake; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Today is the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist.
“I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.” (Is 49:6)
The Baptism of Christ by Tintoretto. pic.twitter.com/vu6X3HPFRn
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