Resources For The Baptism Of Our Lord Sunday

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The first Sunday after Epiphany is the celebration of the baptism of Jesus. This article provides an introduction to worship on this day and some resources for worship planning.

The baptism of Jesus was a major event celebrated in the worship of the early church. The early Fathers saw this even as significant in the saving action of Christ. Here the divine Sonship of Christ is first announced: "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased" (Matt. 3:17). Furthermore, the ascent of the...


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