The memory of the righteous is celebrated with hymns of praise, / but the Lord’s testimony is sufficient for you, O Forerunner.
Troparion — Tone 2
Kontakion - Tone 5
The glorious beheading of the Forerunner, / became an act of divine dispensation, /
for he preached to those in hell the coming of the Savior. /
Let Herodias lament, for she entreated lawless murder, /
loving not the law of God, nor eternal life, / but that which is false and temporal.