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Conception of St. John the Baptist

Conception of St. John the Baptist

Commemorated September 23

Troparion, Tone 4

Sing, O barren one that didst not bear, for thou hast conceived the lamp of the Sun Who is to enlighten the whole world suffering blindness. O Zacharias rejoice and shout: "The prophet of the Most High is to be born."

Kontakion, Tone 1

Great Zacharias radiantly rejoices together with Elizabeth: she worthily conceived John the Forerunner whom the Angel announced with great gladness and whom we honour as an initiate of grace.