Baptism of the Lord

 

Baptism of the Lord 


Christ’s baptism is one of the primary commemorations of Theophany, and is always a parallel commemoration with Christ’s nativity throughout the eight-day period. On the day of Theophany Christ’s baptism is specifically commemorated with the service of the Blessing of the Water. The lections and hymns of the eight days are entirely devoted to the baptism, so that the eighth day may be considered as the feast of the baptism.

 

 

 

Keys:  Fixed Feast  Movable Feast  Tabernacle Feast