On Wednesday, July 7th, the feast day of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Divine Liturgy was served at the New Gracanica Monastery. Liturgy was served by Bishop Longin, several priests and a deacon, and the responses at the Liturgy were sung by the children of Camp Gracanica which started on Sunday. All of the children from the camp not only participated in the prayer but also took Holy Communion at the service.
Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Troparion, Tone IV —
O prophet and forerunner of the coming of Christ, we who honor thee with love are at a loss how to praise thee worthily; for by thy glorious and honored nativity thou didst loose the barrenness of her who gave birth to thee and the muteness of thy father, and dost proclaim unto the world the incarnation of the Son of God.