Monday, January 9, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Baptism of the Lord

'Tis the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord: Wikipedia-link Feast & Wikipedia-link Baptism.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
The Baptism of Jesus marks the beginning of His public ministry. This event is described in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, & Luke. John's gospel does not directly describe Jesus's baptism. Along with the crucifixion of Jesus, most biblical scholars view it as one of the two historically certain facts about Him, & often use it as the starting point for the study of the historical Jesus.
The cover of the seasonal Missalette given me as part of my jail ministry (running from 27 November 2016 thru 28 February 2017, the First Sunday of Advent thru to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent) depicts not the Nativity, not the visit of the Magi, but today's feast, the baptism of the Lord Jesus by St. John the Baptist (24 June, 29 August).

'Tis also the feast of Saint Peter of Sebaste, Bishop & Abbot (circa 340-391): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Adrian of Canterbury, Abbot, O.S.B. (circa 635-710): Saint-link ┼źnus, Saint-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Berhtwald, Bishop & Abbot, O.S.B. (died 731): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Isaiah, chapter forty-two, verses one thru four, six, & seven;
or, the Acts of the Apostles, chapter ten, verses thirty-four thru thirty-eight;
Psalm Twenty-nine, verses one thru four, nine, & ten;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter three, verses thirteen thru seventeen.

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