Nativity of St. John the Baptist 2023

The next Saturday 24 June (Holiday in the Valencian Community, I do not precept) is the Feast ofthe Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Owner of this church.

Ehe friday 23 June, we will celebrate with a Mass, which will be presided over by the Archbishop of Valencia D.. Enrique Benavent Vidal at 19:00h, a continuación se ofrecerá un Wine of honorin the south yard and whoever wishes may greet the new Archbishop.

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA is the head of the Church of San Juan del Hospital. He 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.

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.

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