Nativity of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist (Commemorated on June 24)
The Orthodox Church remembers Saint John the Forerunner on six separate feast days.
The feast and commemoration of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist is celebrated with the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom which is conducted on the morning of the feast and preceded by a Orthros service. A Great Vespers may be conducted on the evening before the day of the Feast. On this day, the Orthodox Church also commemorates the mother of Saint John the Baptist, Elizabeth.
His relics can be found in Athens, in Constantinople, in Damascus and in Montenegro.