Today (24 June) is the Feast of the Nativity of St John the Forerunner and Baptist, cousin of Jesus, ascetic, baptizer of Christ, one of the greatest saints in the calendar. Here is an address by Fr Andrew at orthodoxengland. I think I’ve mentioned before the lovely, lovely cartoon films made from original 1960s audio recordings of Dublin schoolchildren – small ones – telling Bible stories, recently rediscovered and released as ‘Give Up Yer Aul Sins.’ Several are available on Youtube and well worth a listen, including this one about the birth of St John the Baptist.
Today is also the feast of St Germoc (Germoe) of Cornwall. Dr Baring-Gould thinks this is St Germanus Mac Guill, a bishop. celt-saints puts this saint, as Germoe, on 23 June. So I should have carried on with St John the Forerunner after all. I hardly like to include the usual line at the end of this post – talk about a doubting prayer! I refuse to address even so much to St Whoever-you-are.
Holy saints of Cornwall, pray to God for us.