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THE BAPTISM OF JESUS

When is The Baptism of Jesus in 2019?

The Baptism of Jesus in 2019 is on the Sunday, 13th of Jan (1/13/2019).

The Baptism of Jesus is on the 13th day of 2019. There are 352 days left in the year.

The Baptism of Jesus Facts

  • Date: Jan 13, 2019
  • Religious
  • Also Called: The Baptism of Christ
  • Celebrations:
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In Catholicism, a great deal of emphasis is placed on the rituals surrounding the events of the Lord Jesus's life from birth to resurrection to death. Every detail is minutely scrutinized and carefully celebrated in its own way. One such celebration is the Baptism of the Lord, which is celebrated in January every year.

It was originally observed through the event known as the Epiphany, which marked three events from the Gospel. It denoted the visit of the three Magi to the baby Jesus in his crib, the baptism of Jesus by the river Jordan and the wedding at Cana where Jesus is said to have performed his first miracle, turning water to wine. The Magi became the most prominent celebration of the Epiphany, and in 1955 Pope Pius XII instituted a separate liturgical commemoration for the Baptism, as the 13th of January. This was changed by Pope John XXIII and subsequently by Pope Paul IV, to its current date of the first Sunday after 6th January (the Epiphany), or if in a particular country the Epiphany is celebrated on 7th or 8th January, the following Monday. The feast marks the end of the liturgical season of Christmastide and the beginning of Ordinary Time.

The Baptism of Christ would seem to be a paradox, since in Catholicism baptism is meant for remission of past sins and Christ was said to be born without Original Sin. However, by humbling himself, the Son of God, to John the Baptist, Christ is seen to have been taking on the sins of others and giving his followers a model to replicate - it was necessary not for him, but for mankind. After the Epiphany, which is seen as the "first manifestation" of the Lord, the Baptism is the "second manifestation" which marks the beginning of Christ's public ministrations.

The day is marked by feasting by Catholics, with a particular liturgy or set of prayers being read. Pope John Paul III began a tradition of christening babies at the Sistine Chapel on this day. Around the world, different water-centered traditions exist, such as in Ukraine, where craftsmen's fairs are held with traditional food, drinks and entertainment and devout Catholics bathe in ice-cold lake water. Across southern and eastern Europe, orthodox believers jump into frigid water to retrieve a wooden crucifix that is thrown in. In Bulgaria and Romania also, similar traditions are followed. From pulpits, through publications and all forms of outreach, the Catholic Church uses this day to affirm belief in Christ and the importance of the rituals of Catholicism even in the modern day context of multiple fractions in Christianity and growing atheism. Practicing Catholics take this day as an opportunity to remember their own baptisms, and reaffirm what they see as their baptismal calling - to announce the goodness of their lord.

The Feat of the Baptism of our Lord, as it is formally called, is one of the high feasts of the Catholic Church, and marks a solemn occasion in the life of Christ as their Lord and savior.

The Baptism of Jesus Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sun
  • Jan 12, 2014
  • Sun
  • Jan 11, 2015
  • Sun
  • Jan 10, 2016
  • Sun
  • Jan 08, 2017
  • Sun
  • Jan 07, 2018
  • Sun
  • Jan 13, 2019

List of Religious Holidays of Christian in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 06, 2019Jan 06Epiphany
SundaySunJan 13, 2019Jan 13The Baptism of Jesus
SaturdaySatFeb 02, 2019Feb 02Candlemas
ThursdayThuFeb 14, 2019Feb 14St. Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedMar 06, 2019Mar 06Ash Wednesday
SundaySunMar 17, 2019Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
TuesdayTueMar 19, 2019Mar 19St. Joseph's Day
SundaySunApr 14, 2019Apr 14Palm Sunday
ThursdayThuApr 18, 2019Apr 18Maundy (Holy) Thursday
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Easter Monday
TuesdayTueApr 23, 2019Apr 23St. George's Day
ThursdayThuMay 30, 2019May 30Ascension of Jesus
SundaySunJun 09, 2019Jun 09Pentecost
SaturdaySatJun 15, 2019Jun 15Saint Vladimir
SundaySunJun 16, 2019Jun 16Trinity Sunday
ThursdayThuJun 20, 2019Jun 20Corpus Christi
SaturdaySatJun 29, 2019Jun 29Saints Peter and Paul
ThursdayThuJul 25, 2019Jul 25St. James the Great Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2019Aug 01Lammas
ThursdayThuAug 15, 2019Aug 15The Assumption of Mary
SaturdaySatSep 14, 2019Sep 14Holy Cross Day
SundaySunSep 29, 2019Sep 29Michael and All Angels
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2019Oct 31All Hallows Eve
FridayFriNov 01, 2019Nov 01All Saints' Day
SaturdaySatNov 02, 2019Nov 02All Souls' Day
SaturdaySatNov 23, 2019Nov 23Thanksgiving (USA)
TuesdayTueNov 26, 2019Nov 26Christ the King
SaturdaySatNov 30, 2019Nov 30St. Andrew's Day
SundaySunDec 01, 2019Dec 01Advent - first Sunday
FridayFriDec 06, 2019Dec 06St. Nicholas Day
TuesdayTueDec 24, 2019Dec 24Christmas Eve
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas
SaturdaySatDec 28, 2019Dec 28Holy Innocents
TuesdayTueDec 31, 2019Dec 31Watch Night