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Baptism of Our Lord Bookmark - Artist John Nava

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St. John the Baptist
Born first decade BCE, Judaea, Palestine, near Jerusalem
Died 28–36 CE

Jewish prophet of priestly origin who preached the imminence of God’s Final Judgment and baptized those who repented in self-preparation for it; he is revered in the Christian church as the forerunner of Jesus Christ. After a period of desert solitude, John the Baptist emerged as a prophet in the region of the lower Jordan River valley. He had a circle of disciples, and Jesus was among the recipients of his rite of baptism. His feast day is June 24.
“It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John. On coming up out of the water she saw the heavens break open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, ‘You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased”. Mark 1:9-11

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Author / Artist NAVA, JOHN