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Baptism of Our Lord

January 8, 2007

Reflectionofgod1Chers Amis,

Margaret in slushy Minnesota posed an interesting question to think about on this Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord,

Question: Do you know when and where you were baptised?

Or the name of the priest (or minister) that administered the sacrament?

Some of us were baptized as infants, others as young persons or even adults.  Make it a goal this week to find out when this miracle occured and meditate again on what it means.  Take a moment and pray for this minister of Christ, offer an hour of Adoration for his intentions, and if possible, drop him a note and let him know what fruit the sacrament has borne in your life. 

Don’t miss the wonderful explanation of the iconography of this Feast at Katherine’s.  She so beautifully explains not only the images in an icon of the baptism, but also the true purpose of icons in the Eastern Catholic Church.  Here is a sampling, "

Icons are not merely symbolic representations of a person or an event, but rather theology in line and color. In the 4th century, St. Basil the Great wrote, "What the Book of the Gospels explains by means of words, the iconographer shows by means of his works."

In her generosity she also shares a coloring page for the icon. Thank you, Katherine!

— Marjorie

PS – I am trying trackbacks for the first time. I don’t know if it will work
PPS – Picture: The Reflection of God by Morgan Weistling

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One Comment leave one →
  1. January 8, 2007 8:25 pm

    “Margaret from SLUSHY Minnesota”???

    Do you have to rub it in?!!

    I’m glad I stopped by, regardless. How do you like your new digs?

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