Baptism of the Lord – A feast day that commemorates the baptism of Jesus. Held after the Day of Epiphany.
Baptism of the Lord
Baptism of the Lord is celebrated the Sunday after Epiphany. Often called the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.
This feast day commemorating the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. Originally the baptism of Christ was celebrated on Epiphany, which commemorates the coming of the Magi, the baptism of Christ, and the wedding at Cana.WikiPedia
This year, 2021, it is held on January 10.
- 2022 – January 9
Celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic faiths mainly.
Baptism of Jesus in the Bible
“You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”
You can read about the Baptism of Jesus in Matthew, Mark and Luke. John doesn’t describe His baptism. Most often when you think of the Baptism of Christ, we also think of the dove.
13 Then Jesus *arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him. 14 But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” 15 But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he *permitted Him. 16 After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, 17 and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.”Matthew 3:13-17
9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him; 11 and a voice came out of the heavens: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”Mark 1:9-11
21 Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”Luke 3:21-22
First published January 11, 2020. Last updated or republished January 7, 2021.