Readings of the day
Baptism of the Lord – Feast
First Reading: Is 40, 1-5.9-11
Psalm: 103 (104), 1b-2.3-4.24-25.27-28.29-30
Second Reading: Titus 2, 11-14; 3, 4-7
Gospel: Lk 3, 15-16. 21-22
In those days, as the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, “I baptise you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Now when all the people were baptised, and when Jesus also had been baptised and was praying, the 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 Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”