Vigil of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (English)

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This Sunday (June 24) is the feast of the Nativity (or birth) of St. John the Baptist. It's one of the handful of feast days that is so important it has its own vigil.


Entrance Antiphon:

He will be great in the sight of the Lord and will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb; and many will rejoice at his birth.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Lk. 1:15,14

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Offertory Antiphon:

You have crowned him with glory and honor, and have set him, O Lord, over the works of your hands.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Ps. 8:6,7

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Communion Antiphon:

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel! He has visited his people and redeemed them.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Lk. 1:68

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