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April 7, at pm. Mimi Coleman says:. Unfortunately, in a futile effort to restore paganism, Emperor Julian the Apostate burnt the venerable relics and dispersed their ashes in the wind cf. Theodoret, P. Nevertheless, the grave of St. John the Baptist continued to be venerated until the final defeat of the Crusaders in the 12th century. John the Baptist and buried it on the Mount of Olives, near Jerusalem. Almost years later, the venerable head was found for the first time confirmed by a miracle , and transferred to Emessa, Syria.
In A. During the iconoclast repressions the eighth century , the venerable relic was taken by some monks and hidden in Comana, the Province of Pontus, where St. John Chrysostom died d. During the reign of Emperor Michael III, in , it was discovered for the third time and once again solemnly brought back to Constantinople, where it was deposited in the church of the imperial palace.
At the present time several churches in Western Europe claim its possession. The veneration of St. John the Baptist is very ancient and became widespread in the East and the West from the early centuries. In the Byzantine Rite every Tuesday is dedicated to his memory, with some special commemorative days:.
It was on February 24, , that the venerable head of the Baptist was solemnly transferred to Constantiniple and deposited in the church of Prodromos Precursor for publ ic veneration. The Roman Church discontinued this commemoration by the end of the 15th century. The liturgical veneration of St.
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John the Baptist in the Byzantine Rite received its definite form by the ninth century. There are some ancient sticheras in honor of the Baptist, perhaps from as early as the end of the fourth century. But, the main glorifiers of St. John were the famous Byzantine hymnographers of the eighth century: St.
Germanus of Constantinople d. Andrew of Crete d.