Beheading of St John the Baptist (Feast Day) ‑ Orthodox
|Event Name||Beheading of St John the Baptist (Feast Day) - Orthodox|
|Start Date||29th Aug 2017 12:00am|
The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist (also known as: Decollation of Saint John the Baptist or Beheading of the Forerunner) is a holy day observed by various Christian churches that follow liturgical traditions. The day commemorates the martyrdom by beheading of Saint John the Baptist on the orders of Herod Antipas through the vengeful request of his step-daughter Salome and her mother.