SAINT ELIZABETH 8944 The Righteous Elizabeth was the mother of the holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John. King Herod knew about John’s unusual birth and he wanted to kill him. But Elizabeth hid herself and the infant in the hills. Shortly thereafter, Zachariah Elizabeth’s husband was serving in the Temple when soldiers entered and tried in vain to learn from him the whereabouts of his son. Refusing to betray this information, Zachariah was murdered. Elizabeth died forty days after her husband.