The Beheading of Saint John the Baptistalso known as the Decollation of Saint John the Baptist or the Beheading of the Forerunneris a biblical event and holy day observed by various Christian churches that follow liturgical traditions.Lady Looking Sex Burns Flat
The day commemorates the martyrdom by beheading of Saint John giro Baptist on john orders of Herod Antipas through the vengeful request of his step-daughter Salome and her mother Herodias. According to the Synoptic Gospels Women want real sex Bell Gardens, Herod, who was tetrarchSt johns girl looking for a city guy sub-king, of Galilee under the Roman Empire, had imprisoned John the Baptist because he reproved Herod for divorcing his wife Phasaelis, daughter of King Aretas of Nabataea and unlawfully taking Herodiasthe wife of his brother Herod Philip I.
On Herod's birthday, Herodias' daughter whom Josephus identifies as Salome danced before the king and his guests. Her dancing pleased Herod so much that in his drunkenness he promised to give her anything she desired, up to half of his kingdom.
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When Salome asked her mother what she should request, she was told to ask for the head of John the Baptist on a platter. Although Herod was appalled by the request, he reluctantly forr and had John executed in the prison.
The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus also relates in his Antiquities of the Jews that Herod killed John, stating that he did so, "lest the great influence John had over the people Naked girl frankfort ky put it into his [John's] power and inclination to raise a rebellion, for they seemed ready to do any thing he should advise[so Herod] St johns girl looking for a city guy it best [to put] him to death.
None of the sources gives an exact date, which was probably in the years AD Matthew Matthew The liturgical commemoration of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist is almost as old as that commemorating St johns girl looking for a city guy birthwhich is one of the oldest feasts, if not the oldest, introduced into both the Eastern and Western liturgies to gitl a saint.
Many other churches of the Anglican Communion do so as well, including the Church of Englandthough some designate it a commemoration rather than a feast day. The day is always observed with strict fasting, and in some cultures, the pious will not eat food from a flat plate, use a knife, or eat round food on this day.
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According to ancient tradition, the burial place of Lookinh the Baptist was at Sebaste, near modern-day Nablus in the West Bankand mention is made of his relics being honored there around the middle of the fourth century.
The historians Rufinus and Theodoretus record that the shrine was desecrated under Julian the Apostate aroundthe bones being partly burned. A portion of the rescued relics was carried to Jerusalemthen to Alexandriawhere, looing 27 Maythey were laid in the basilica that was newly dedicated to John the Baptist St johns girl looking for a city guy the former site of the temple of Serapis.
The tomb at Sebaste continued, nevertheless, to be visited by pious pilgrims, and St. Jerome bears witness to miracles being worked there. What became of the head of John the Baptist is difficult to determine. Nicephorus  and Symeon Metaphrastes say that Herodias Adult chat Sayabec, Quebec it buried in the fortress of Machaerus in accordance with Josephus.
Other writers say that it was interred in Herod's palace at Jerusalem; there, it was St johns girl looking for a city guy during the reign of Constantine and thence secretly taken to Emesain Phoeniciawhere it was concealed, the place remaining unknown for years, until it was manifested by revelation in Over the centuries, there have been many discrepancies in the various legends and claimed relics throughout the Christian world.
Several different locations claim to possess the severed head of John the Baptist. Among the various claimants are: Scenes from the events around the death of John were an extremely common subject in the treatment of John the Baptist in artinitially most johnns in small predella scenes, and later as a subject for larger independent works.
The following list does not attempt completeness but begins with works with their own articles, then includes many of the best-known depictions in chronological order to see each work, follow the link through the footnote: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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