January 7 – John the Baptist; Raymond of Peñafort; Lucian of Antioch

The Synaxis* of John the Forerunner (aka John the Baptist) falls on the day after he performs his most important baptism. John, a cousin of Jesus, was the first person to recognize Mary as Theotokos, although at the time (he was still in the womb) he might not have put it in exactly those words.… Continue reading January 7 – John the Baptist; Raymond of Peñafort; Lucian of Antioch