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Saint Jean Baptist

Saint John the Baptist is an important figure in the Jewish and Christian religions. He is known to be the forerunner of Jesus and to have baptized Jesus in the Jordan.

In the Bible, Saint John the Baptist is described as a prophet who announced the arrival of Jesus. He was born to elderly parents, Zacharie and Élisabeth, who were sterile until they had a child, Jean. From his birth, he was considered a special child, because he was chosen to announce the coming of Jesus.

Saint John the Baptist began preaching in the desert, calling people to repent of their sins and prepare for Jesus' arrival. He baptized people in the Jordan River, giving them new spiritual life. He also preached against evil religious leaders of his time, accusing them of hypocrisy and corruption.

The life of Saint John the Baptist came to a tragic end. He was imprisoned by King Herod Antipas, who was jealous of his popularity and power. Saint John the Baptist continued to criticize the king for his evil deeds, and eventually Herod ordered that he be beheaded.

Despite his untimely death, Saint John the Baptist's influence continued to grow. He is considered a saint by Christians and a prophet by Jews.

He is honored in particular by Catholics and Orthodox who celebrate the "Nativity of St. John the Baptist" on June 24 each year. He is also an important saint for Anglicans and Protestants.

In religious iconography, he is often represented as an elderly man, dressed in animal skins, living in the desert, holding a baptistery or a cross. He is often accompanied by a lamb, which symbolizes Jesus.

Saint John the Baptist is considered a prophet in Judaism and Christianity. He is best known for having prepared the way for the arrival of Jesus Christ and for having been the baptizer of Jesus.

There are several relics of Saint John the Baptist which are venerated in different churches and holy places around the world. Some of the most famous relics are kept in the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Amiens, France, which also houses the head of the saint . Other relics, including bones and clothing, are kept in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Venice, Italy. There are also relics kept in the churches of St. John the Baptist in Rome and Constantinople.

There are also relics of Saint John the Baptist which are kept in holy sites in Jordan, where he is believed to have been beheaded. These relics include bones, clothing and objects associated with his life and baptism.

There are also relics of Saint John the Baptist in churches in Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Czechia, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Syria

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