Wednesday 24 June – Nativity of St. John the Baptist
The next Wednesday 24 June celebrate the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. The holder of this church.
A Solemn mass in his honor at 7pm.
San Juan Bautista is the forerunner of Christ, who came to prepare and light the ways of the Lord; For this reason the Church celebrates birth, as celebrates Jesus, distinguishing in this of the other Saints.
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA is the head of the Church of San Juan del Hospital. The sculpture of San Juan is located on the right side of the chancel. It's an image in bronze whose author is Alfredo Biagini (Italy, 1886), Italian Naturalist school. It was donated to the Church of San Juan de el Hospital de Valencia by the Infante of Spain D. Ludwig of Bavaria, carrying out its delivery the 14 July of 1970.
The Church of San Juan del Hospital was founded andn the year 1238 by the Knights of the Military Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Hospital. In their early years they accepted the advocation of Saint John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Antioch, but they established their first hospital next to the houses of the priests attending the Temple in Jerusalem, as Zacarias, father of John the Baptist. For this reason they took their dedication as patronage.