Because of the pandemic restrictions, the celebration of Juhannus or the Feast of St. John the Baptist was moved to August. Thanks be to the Lord for the great summer weather and the high attendance! Hopefully, Ingrian Finnish societies and The Church of Ingria will continue to help preserve the good traditions of the small ethnos.
“They asked him, ‘Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?’ John answered them, ‘I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.’ These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’” John 1:25-29