In memory of the martyrdom of John the Baptist

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In memory of the martyrdom of John the Baptist

By Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader

We have martyrs in Salt and Fuheis... They fell at the hands of treachery, betrayal and terrorism. We have the right to rejoice in their heroism though it ended tragically.
Today, we mark the martyrdom of John the Baptist, who lost his life at the hands of the Herodite perfidy in the great ancient fortress of Machaerus (Fortress of Makawar), Madaba Governorate.

Terror is rampant at any time and place. Brave martyrs are due honoring all the time for they feared neither oppression, injustice nor death. All the generations have been honoring John the Baptist some 2,000 years after his tragic death. Our people in Jordan also pride themselves in the sacrifices made by our courageous army.

Marking the anniversary of Jordan’s Great Saint, John the Baptist, we say may God have mercy on them, and hope that Jordan would continue its march of love and peace.

Happy anniversary!

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