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Baptised by John. Homily for the Baptism of the Lord, Year C

GeoffreyPlant The feast of the Baptism of The Lord begins a period of time in the liturgical calendar which is called Ordinary Time. During the period of Ordinary Time we are guided through the …More
GeoffreyPlant The feast of the Baptism of The Lord begins a period of time in the liturgical calendar which is called Ordinary Time. During the period of Ordinary Time we are guided through the gospel readings in a chronological manner from the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry through His entry into Jerusalem for His passion, death, and resurrection; an event for which we interrupt the cycle of Ordinary time to celebrate during the Easter season. During Cycle B our gospel readings concentrate on the Gospel of Mark (augmented with selections from the Gospel of John because Mark is so short). Cycle A concentrates on the Gospel of Matthew and Cycle C concentrates on Luke. Cycle A readings may also be used. 1st Reading - Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 The book of Isaiah is not the kind of book which was written all at one time; different parts of it were written at different times over the 50-odd years of Isaiah’s ministry. When the different parts were brought together to form the one book as … More
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Sunamis 46 Commentary of the day : Saint Chromatius of Aquilaea

From Christ's baptism to our own

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke3,15-16.21-22.

The people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Christ.
John answered them all, saying, "I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. …More
Sunamis 46 Commentary of the day : Saint Chromatius of Aquilaea

From Christ's baptism to our own

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke3,15-16.21-22.

The people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Christ.
John answered them all, saying, "I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire.
After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened
and the holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."
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