The Baptism in the Jordan

Baptism of Christ by Grigory Gaagarin

The First Mystery of Light: The Baptism in the Jordan

Jesus’ public life begins with his baptism by John in the Jordan.  John preaches a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

As Christ descends into the waters, the innocent one who became sin for our sake, the heavens open wide and the voice of the Father declares him the beloved Son, while the Spirit descends on him to invest him with the mission which he is to carry out.