The Baptism of the Lord
Readings of the day

First Reading: Is 42, 1-4.6-7
Psalm: 28 (29), 1a-2.3ac-4.3b & 9b-10
Second Reading: Acts 10, 34-38

Gospel: Mt 3, 13-17

Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptised by him. John tried to prevent him, saying, “I need to be baptised by you, and yet you are coming to me?” Jesus said to him in reply, “Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed him.

After Jesus was baptised, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”