The birth of St. John the Baptist in Ein Kerem: In the New Testament, St. John is the son of the priest Zacharias and the barren Elizabeth, who conceived after a divine promise that she and her husband would have a son (Luke 1:57-80).
Highlights of the feast
The Church of St. John the Baptist, Ein Kerem- St. John the Baptist’s birth is celebrated in the crypt inside the church, built on the site of the house of Zacharias in Ein Kerem. A Mass is held in the church to celebrate the day.
Related sites worth visiting:
The Sanctuary of the Visitation in Ein Kerem.
Monastery of St. John in the Desert, in the village of Even-Sapir.