Homily on the Conception of Saint John the Forerunner -- MP3 Download
Saint Demetrius of Rostov retells the story, briefly recounted at the beginning of the Gospel of Luke, of how Saint John the Forerunner was conceived by Elizabeth in her old age, according to the prophecy of the angel Gabriel to Zacharias the priest and prophet. Zacharias told the angel that he no longer prayed for a son, but only for the coming of the messiah to deliver the Jewish people. But Gabriel told Zacharias that God was answering the prayers he had offered long ago. Gabriel foretold to Zacharias the greatness of Saint John the Forerunner.
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