Baptism of the Lord

Monday, January 9, 2017

“At Christmas, we have contemplated the human birth of the Word incarnate by the Virgin Mary… In the mystery of the Epiphany, we then meditated on Christ’s manifestation to all nations that was represented by the Magi, the wise men from the East, who came to adore the Child…

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas.

The Church recalls Our Lord’s second manifestation — or epiphany — which occurred on the occasion of His baptism in the Jordan. Jesus descended into the River to sanctify its waters and to give them the power to beget sons of God.

The event takes on the importance of a second creation in which the entire Trinity intervenes.”

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