Baptism of the Lord Pictures Album
In this Album I am sharing with you pictures that we have taken during the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord at the Jordan river where it is called Qasr Al Yahud. As you will notice, we are focusing on the people during the ceremony and not at the actual ceremony itself. We are trying to convey to you, the overwhelming spiritual emotions that these people experience during their visit here….. so you could also experience some of these spiritual emotions.
Video of the Baptism of the Lord Ceremony:
After watching the pictures in this album, I highly recommend you also to watch the Video that I have made during this ceremony in year 2013 - Click here for a Video from this feast.
During this ceremony, babies are being baptized just like Jesus – Water from the Jordan river and at the same place where Jesus was baptized by John the baptist.
The Baptism of the Lord (or the Baptism of Christ) is the feast day that commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. Originally the baptism of Christ was celebrated on Epiphany which commemorates the coming of the Magi, the baptism of Jesus and the wedding at Cana. But over the years, the celebration of the baptism of Christ came to be commemorated as a distinct feast from Epiphany.
The site of the Baptism of the lord is considered the third holiest place in Christianity since at this place God declared that Jesus is his son, in Whom He was well pleased:
“After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”” Luke 3, 21-22
This is why the baptized of Jesus is considered as the Spiritual Birth of Jesus while the physical birth of Jesus took place in Bethlehem.
Many of the Fathers of the Church, as well as the medieval Scholastics, saw Jesus’ Baptism as the institution of the sacrament. His Flesh blessed the water, and the descent of the Holy Spirit (in the form of a dove) and the voice of God the Father announcing that this was His Son, in Whom He was well pleased, marked the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry.
That is it for now, and until we meet in my next video, Let’s All Live the Jerusalem Experience!!!