Baptism Of Our Lord (Feast)

Bronze image of John Baptising Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist marked the beginning of his public ministry, a ministry that lasted around three and a half years. His baptism is one of five major events in his life; the others being his transfiguration, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension.

The event is recorded in all synoptic Gospels as is a description of the descent of the Holy Spirit immediately following.

The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord is usually celebrated on the first Sunday (or Monday) after the Epiphany.

Today’s Prayers & Reflections: