Although the Forerunner was beheaded in the Spring, around the time of the Passover, this feast was fixed for August, when a church was dedicated in its honor.
The accounts about the martyrdom of [[John the Baptist]] are provided
my Ss. [[Apostle Matthew|Matthew]] (Mt.14:1-12) and [[Apostle Mark|Mark]] (Mark 6:14-29). It was in the 32nd year after the [[Nativity|Birth of Christ]].