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.
Some images of the young St John the Baptist with his mother St Elizabeth on this, the feast of the Birth of St John the Baptist. Firstly, 1950s glass by Francis Skeat at Hagley, Worcestershire (I rarely venture this far west, but I was at a baptism!) 1/3 pic.twitter.com/qv4FqpK4Bc
— Simon Knott (@last_of_england) June 24, 2022