The broadcast presents John the Baptist's preaching, which, according to Mark, is the beginning of the Good News about Christ, that is, of the Gospel. John preached baptism for repentance, which was to prepare the way for Messiah and make His paths straight.
It is interesting that the baptism preached by John was used in the Jewish environment for converting pagans into the religion of Moses. In other words, John said to Jews that the people who considered themselves the God's chosen nation needed to convert themselves.
- Fr. Markos Mangasaryan