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Friday, August 29, 2008

Beheading of St. John the Baptist

"Herod swore that he would give the dancing girl whatever she asked of him, and, to avoid
being accused of breaking his oath by those who were at the banquet, he defiled the banquet
with blood when he made the reward for the dancing the death of a prophet."

- Bede (Homilies on the Gospels 2.23, cited in ACCS New Testament II, Mark, 86)

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