St. John the Baptist
Romanian Orthodox Church
501 East School St, Woonsocket, RI 02895
The Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John - August 29, 2020
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.
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.