Baptism of  the Lord

The Readings 

Archived Homilies 

Baptism of the Lord A by Rev. Richard Budgen 

Baptism of the Lord, 2013 by Rev. Richard Budgen

Baptism of the Lord C, 2013 - Dcn. Bill O'Donnell

Baptism of the Lord A/C by Dcn. Jodi Moscona 

Baptism of the Lord by Fr. Scott Hastings (.wav audio 1.5mb)

Key Phrases 

Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased 

He shall bring forth justice to the nations

The Lord wil bless His people with peace. 

God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power. 

He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 

“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” 

Possible Themes 


Holy Spirit 


New Life 


Servant (Christ) 

Study and Exigesis  


The story is told about the baptism of King Aengus by St. Patrick in the middle of the fifth century. Sometime during the rite, St. Patrick leaned on his sharp-pointed staff and inadvertently stabbed the king's foot. After the baptism was over, St. Patrick looked down at all the blood, realized what he had done, and begged the king's forgiveness. Why did you suffer this pain in silence, the Saint wanted to know. The king replied, "I thought it was part of the ritual." - Source Unknown.