Troparion - Tone 2

The memory of the righteous is celebrated with hymns of praise,
but the Lord's 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.

Commissioning an Icon of The Holy Prophet John the Baptist

Click on link for details of the icon being commissioned for the Ballarat Orthodox.
The link includes details of the iconographer and estimated cost and will feature periodic updates:
 Icon of The Holy Prophet John the Baptist.

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Kontakion - Tone 6

The river Jordan trembled and was driven back filled with fear at Your coming in the flesh,
while John drew back in awe as he fulfilled the ministry of a prophet.
The ranks of angels stood amazed,
when they beheld You in the flesh being baptized in the streams.
And we, who were in darkness, are filled with light as we praise You,
who have appeared to enlighten all.

The life of the Holy Prophet John: