September 5 Saints of the Day – Zachariah, Father of John the Baptist, and Teresa of Calcutta

On this day in 1698, in his “Westernization” programme, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposed a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry. Even men with moustaches had to pay through the nose. Zachariah, Father of John the Baptist (d. I cent.), was a priest in the Jerusalem temple, which was… Continue reading September 5 Saints of the Day – Zachariah, Father of John the Baptist, and Teresa of Calcutta