The voice of the Lord upon the waters of the Jordan: his name is John.
The voice of the Lord in the power of repentance: his name is John.
He shall be called a Nazarite:
he shall drink no wine or strong drink, nor shall he eat
any unclean thing from his birth.
Therefore he is great,
for even the saviour bears witness
to John’s greatness saying:
there hath not risen among those born of women,
a greater man than John the Baptist, on whose birthday,
let the heavens rejoice and the earth exult.
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