Posts tagged Baptism of Christ

The Baptism of Christ, Pietro Perugino (1446–1523) and his workshop, c.1482 (detail)

The transformation of Baptism

There was nothing new about baptism as an idea, ritual cleansings were a common part of religious practice; so when S. John started to preach his baptism, it was an idea which was easily understood. But this particular baptism was something entirely different.

Baptism, the gateway to vocation.

Last Sunday was the celebration of the Baptism of Our Lord. Many of us wore something white to remember our own baptisms, the start of our Christian life and vocation. In his homily Fr Neil began by noticing that in the reading from Isaiah, the prophet talks about the task that God’s servant is given. […]

Family Lent Group 1

The 15th February saw the first of our Family Lent group at St Agnes. As the adults are using Henri Nouwen’s “The Return of the Prodigal Son”, the children are going to be using the story of the prodigal son to investigate some of the themes of Lent. We began by looking at two things […]

The River and the Cross

I have thought a great deal about the Baptism of Christ, this week. In Children’s Liturgy I have focused on the ‘epiphany’ nature of the event. When we were Anglicans, Epiphany was a whole season from 6th January to Candlemas on 2nd February. We have the similar readings now and I am still aware of […]