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The beheading of St. John the Baptist: what facts we didn't know? :.: Article 10.09.2019 at 21:00 :.: Article

Every year on 11 September, our Church with hymns celebrates the day of the beheading of John the Baptist. To read about the martyrdom of the Baptist Church of Jesus Christ in the Gospels of Mark and Matthew. Despite public truths, many people to this day with interest deepening in those days, trying to understand what had killed the prophet and where it is today his head. Events to the beheading of the Saint After he died, Herod the Great, the Palestinian region was divided by the Romans into four areas. One of them, Galilee went to Herod Antipas. When John the Baptist learned that king Herod had left his wife (she was the daughter of the king of Aretha) and is living with a brother's wife Herodias, publicly denounced him in sin. For this Saint was a prisoner in the dungeon. The martyrdom of the Prophet occurred on the birthday of Herod. At the feast, where were many of the nobles and the captains of thousands, danced Salome. Belle was the daughter of Herodias. Fascinated by the girls dancing, Herod swore to fulfill any of its request. After consulting with her mother, extremely angry at the prophet for incrimination in unrighteousness, Salome asked the king to give her the head of the Prophet on a platter. To receive such a request, Herod came first in confusion, fearing God's wrath and the people's rebellion. From the Gospels it is known that Herod listened and acted on the promptings of the Holy book, however, kept his word and gave the order to kill. John Chrysostom, reflecting on the king's action, wrote that he was a "slave of pleasure". Therefore, hiding behind the oath, went on to murder the Saint. To this day, preserved the tradition that after the cut-off head of St. John continued to exhort the ruler to he lived with a brother's wife. Seeing such a miracle, Salome in anger rushed to the head, with a needle repeatedly stabbed the tongue and head was buried in the ground in an unclean place. The inglorious life of Herod and Herodias Life of Herod and Herodias had a sad end. Salome fell through the fragile ice on the river Sikoris, and ice gripped her throat so that cut the neck. As a result, the girl's body was carried away by the river, and her head brought to the king on a platter, like it was once awarded the John. Inglorious has developed fate and Herod with his mistress. King Aretha decided to avenge his abandoned daughter, went into battle with the army of Herod, and defeated him. Roman Emperor Caligula, angry at his protege for the defeat, imprisoned him with Herodias in prison, where they were finished their days. The finding of the head Of the place where Herodias buried the head of the Holy, learned the wife of an officer of Herod. She found it and reburied in the territory of the estates of the king — on the mount of olives. The icon is the First finding of the head of John Krestitelevo: the First discovery of the relics occurred during the reign of Tsar Konstantin. The phenomenon saw two monks, who came from the East to kneel before the Cross of the Lord. He showed them the place where he was hidden by his head. Then for many years it was passed from hand to hand for safekeeping, God-fearing Christians. On the spot where was buried the Shrine, there was a monastery. In 452 18 February the Saint appeared in a vision to the Abbot of the monastery Amestoy Marcellus and indicated the place where the head was buried. This date is considered the first finding of the head, and 26 Feb — the second finding (the Shrine was moved to Amescua Church). Some time later it was moved to Constantinople. During the rebellion, virtuous Christians, secretly fleeing from Constantinople, took with him the Shrine and hid near the city of Sukhumi. New news about the secret burial in 850, he received the Patriarch Ignatius. He was directed in a vision this place. So the head of the Baptist was returned to the capital of the Byzantine Empire. This event is considered the third gain and remembered by the Church on may 25. Beheading of John the Baptist. Russian icon of the Northern school. Kiev Museum of Russian izkustvoto: on 11 September, the day of the beheading of John the Baptist, Orthodoxy adheres to the post. It symbolizes the liberation of the Orthodox people from addiction to pleasures. ...

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