Saint Zacharias and Righteous Elizabeth get Saint John into advanced age for obtaining progeny. Those years have been years of age. But what is impossible to man, to God is possible. Saint Zacharias was of the tribe of Aaron and Righteous Elizabeth daughter of Sovia. Sovia was the sister of St. Anne. St. Anne was the mother of the Holy Mother. This means that the Holy Mother and Elizabeth were cousins sisters. The Bible says that St. John has played in the womb sensing the presence of Holy Mother during the encounter with his mother. Saint Zachary was the high priest of the Temple in Jerusalem when he was acquainted by Archangel Gabriel that Elizabeth will give birth to a male child. As he and Elizabeth were already old for getting progeny, suspecting the words Archangel Gabriel, Zechariah was immediately dumbstruck. He spoke only on the day of John’s circumcision. Then he wrote on a slate: „His name is John.“ When the King Herod soldiers went to killed all male children under two years of age in Bethlehem and its vicinity because of King Herod order to kill the newborn Jesus, Herod ordered also to kill the John son of Zachary. Elizabeth managed to escape with the child, Zachariah soldiers killed at the altar. Then all killed male children become first martyrs died for the Christian faith. St. John the Baptist or Hebrew Johanan the Bather, was born six months before Jesus Christ. Very early he left home and lived in Judea desert near the Jordan River. There he fasted and prayed to God. He ate only wild honey and herbs. Jesus spoke of him as a man „who neither eat nor drink.“ The Gospel describes him as a man clothed in camel’s hair and a leather belt encircled.Here’s how him describes the Jewish historian of the first century Josephus Flavius: „At that time a man comes among Jews in strange clothes, because he put the fur on the body wherever he was not covered by his hair, look like a wild man. He came and he called them the Jews to freedom, saying: „God has sent me to show you the way to the law, which will get rid of many of those in power. And no mortal would you rule, only the Highest who sent me. „And when the people heard this, they were glad. Than followed him all Judea, which lies in the area of Jerusalem. 
St. John was performing ritual bathing and baptism in the River Jordan. Healing the sick, sight to the blind returned, raising the dead. Some Jews believe that he was the Messiah they expected. St. John denied it, saying that much bigger of him yet to come. „Here comes the one to who I am not worthy sandal straps to untie.“ St. John baptized Jesus in about thirty year of Jesus’ life.Than Jesus went to Johanan Bather – John the Baptist.
Saint John was slaughter by King Herod because St. John’s often condemned marriage between Herod and Herodias as adulterous because Herodias was the wife of Herod’s brother Philip, who was still alive. Also it was and big reputation that had St. John among the Jews in the opinion of King Herod who feared for his own power. Herodias agreed with her daughter, a beautiful dancer Salome to dance and mesmerized Herod and in return to ask from Herod the head of Saint John. Herod first put St. John in prison and later ordered him beheaded.