The Baptism of the Lord

Central Idea: Isaiah prophesied Christ. Doctrine: The Baptism of Jesus. Practical Application: Acts of contrition. To view the Lectionary 21 readings, click here. Central Idea: Isaiah prophesied Christ Reading 1 Is 42:1-4, 6-7 Thus says the LORD: Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am […] Read more »

The Baptism of the Lord

Our Lord’s public life began when he was baptized by St. John the Baptist at the River Jordan. Here are two outlines with different focuses for this feast. Central idea: At his baptism, Christ was anointed by the Holy Spirit to carry out the Father’s plan of salvation. Doctrine: Christ’s kenosis or self-emptying. Practical Application: Our daily […] Read more »