2 He made of me a sharp-edged sword and concealed me in the shadow of his arm. 1 Hear me, O coastlands, listen, O distant peoples. So great is John’s contribution to salvation history that Holy Mother Church does not celebrate anyone else’s birth as a solemnity –except that of Jesus. Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Homily Year B. Homily for Wednesday June 24 2020. I take today’s Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist — unusual in that it celebrates the birth of a saint rather than the day of his death, important in that it foreshadows Christmas by six month, and richly blessed with popular devotional practices (at least in the past) — to raise a question about how Pray Tell bloggers themselves mark liturgical time. May 31, ... Today we celebrate the birth of St. John the Baptist. Jer 1:4-10. The Solemnity Of The Nativity of John The Baptist: Let us with St. John the Baptist, “HE MUST INCREASE; BUT I MUST DECREASE.” Reply christie June 24, 2020 at 11:20 am Reflection 11 – Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. From that time forward, Catholics have celebrated the birth of John the Baptist on June 24. Joan MARTÍNEZ Porcel . June 24 2020, Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist – Mass during the Day. Today, we solemnly celebrate the Nativity of the Baptist. Mass During the Day. The LORD called me from birth, from my mother’s womb, he gave me my name. Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist . Theme: BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST…..” As the child grew up, he was seen to be strong in the Spirit” By: Fr. Is 49:1-6; Ps 139:1b-3,13-14ab,14c-15; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80. Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Vigil ... Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Vigil Lectionary: 586. 1st Reading – Isaiah 49:1-6. Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John….” But John would have agreed completely with what Jesus added: “[Y]et the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he” (Luke 7:28). At the Vigil Mass This Mass is used on the evening of 23 June, either before or after First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of the Solemnity. John the Baptist recalls Isaac, Eli, Samson and their mothers whose births came about because nothing is impossible for God. Homily for Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist Cycle II. St. Today, we mark the nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Our psalm today is a prayerful connection for each of us to the birth we celebrate in this solemnity of the nativity of Saint John the Baptist. The solemnity of John’s nativity was officially established at the Church Council of Agde in 506. Reading 1 . He was the son of Zechariah and Elizabeth. The Nativity of John the Baptist Solemnity June 24. MASS Vigil Mass. The Nativity of John the Baptist (or Birth of John the Baptist, or Nativity of the Forerunner, or colloquially Johnmas or (in German) Johannistag) is a Christian feast day celebrating the birth of John the Baptist.The Nativity of John the Baptist is a high-ranking liturgical feast, kept in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox and Lutheran churches.