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St. John the Baptist Day
Start Date/Time: Monday, June 24, 2019
Recurring Event: Recurring Event Every year on 24 June until 6/24/2099 (total 87 events)
Importance: Normal Priority
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John the Baptist(Hebrew: יוחנן המטביל, Yoḥanan ha-mmatbil, Arabic: يحيىYahyá or يوحنا المعمدان Yūhannā al-maʿmadān, Aramaic: ܝܘܚܢܢ Yoḥanan) (c. 6 BCE – c. 36 CE) was an itinerant preacher and a major religious figure who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River. Some scholars maintain that he was influenced by the Essenes, a semi-ascetic group believed to be the writers and collectors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, who expected an apocalypse, and practiced rituals conferring strongly with baptism, although there is no direct evidence to substantiate this. John is regarded as a prophet in Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, and Mandaeism.

Masons revere John the Baptist as one of the twin saints, with St. John the Evangelist, who were "perfect parallels in life, as well as Christianity;" thus many early lodges were dedicated to one or both of these men.

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