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John The Baptist Death

"In this year 1348 in Melcombe, in the county of Dorset, a little before the feast of St. John the Baptist [that is, around the 25th June 1348], two ships, one of them from Bristol came alongside. One of the sailors had brought with him from Gascony the seeds of the terrible pestilence and through him the men of that town of Melcombe were the first in England to be infected."


John the Baptist was beheaded by the request of Salome & the order of Herod. Salome was the daughter of Herodias and Philip, Herod's half-brother. When John reprimanded Herod and Herodias for their unlawful marriage, he was soonafter thrown into prison. Upon Herod being pleased with Salome's dance at court & told her he would grant her anything she wanted, Salome consulted with her mother. She asked for John the Baptist's head on a platter. To save face before his kingdom, Herod granted her…


The Church, having celebrated the earthly birthday of St. John the Baptist on June 24, today honors the anniversary of his martyrdom. Besides our Lord and our Lady, St. John the Baptist is the only one whose birth and death are thus celebrated.


Alice Mohun 1222–1284 BIRTH 1222 • Dunster, Somerset, England DEATH 1284 • Hatch, Somerset, England 21st great-grandmother. Burial: St. John the Baptist, Membury, Devon, England (Brian Family) Husband: Robert Beauchamp 'Lord'

Statues of the 11 Apostles and John the Baptist at Peter's Basilica:For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, as though sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to mortals. We are fools for the sake of Christ, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we are hungry and thirsty,we are poorly clothed and beaten and homeless, -1Corinthians…

Mythology and Folklore Readings: Mark: The Death of John the Baptist. The dramatic story of the beheading of John the Baptist as recounted in the Gospel of Mark. King Herod, when he hears of Jesus, is stricken with fear, thinking that "it is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead."