miercuri, 29 august 2018

Sfantul Ioan de toamna/ Saint John of autumn


Sau "Taierea Capului Sfantului Ioan Botezatorul". Pe 29 august s-a intamplat ca Irod a dat porunca sa fie decapitat Sf. Ioan. Chestie politica, chestie de culise si de influenta, cert e ca Sf. Ioan devenise un ghimpe in coasta tuturor si trebuia sa dispara, la fel cum s-a intamplat mai tarziu si cu Hristos. Victima unui rege superstitios, a unei regine ranchiunoase si a unei fetiscane frumoase, Sfantul a urcat la Imparatia Cerurilor, ca de altfel mai toti sfintii, intr-un mod tragic. Probabil ca armatele de draci s-au bucurat de banchetul desucheat dinaintea crimei, de dansul Salomeei pentru Irod si de rautatea Irodiadei, care abia astepta sa-l vada pe Ioan mort. Dar toatea astea s-au dovedit a fi in cinstea Sfantului, facandu-l si mai demn de lauda in vecii vecilor, Amin!

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Or "The Beheading of Saint John The Baptist". On august 29th, Herod ordered the killing of Saint John. A matter of politics and influence, the presence of Saint John was starting to get on everyone's nerves, much like the later situation of Jesus Christ. The victim of a superstitious king, a malevolent queen and a beautiful young girl, the Saint made his entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven in a tragic manner, like most of the saints. We assume that the legions of devils rejoiced in the dissolute banquet before the murder, in the dance of Salome for the king and in the queen's malevolence. But, in the end, all these were for the praise of Saint John. Amen!