The Beheading of St. John the Baptist

August 29

Color: Red

The Collect and Lesson shall be those of the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.


The Gospel is taken from the Gospel according to St. Thomas:
From Adam until John the Baptist there is among those who are born of women none higher than John the Baptist, so that his eyes will not be broken. But I have said that whoever among you becomes as a little child shall know the kingdom and he shall become higher than John. Jesus said: Blessed are those who have been persecuted in their heart; these are they who have known the Father in Truth.