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THE BAPTISM OF JESUS

When is The Baptism of Jesus in 2022?

The Baptism of Jesus in 2022 is on the Sunday, 9th of Jan (1/09/2022).

The Baptism of Jesus is on the 9th day of 2022. There are 356 days left in the year.

The Baptism of Jesus Facts

  • Date: Jan 09, 2022
  • 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
  • Sun
  • Jan 12, 2020
  • Sun
  • Jan 10, 2021

List of Religious Holidays of Christian in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 06, 2021Jan 06Epiphany
SundaySunJan 10, 2021Jan 10The Baptism of Jesus
TuesdayTueFeb 02, 2021Feb 02Candlemas
SundaySunFeb 14, 2021Feb 14St. Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 17, 2021Feb 17Ash Wednesday
WednesdayWedMar 17, 2021Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
FridayFriMar 19, 2021Mar 19St. Joseph's Day
SundaySunMar 28, 2021Mar 28Palm Sunday
ThursdayThuApr 01, 2021Apr 01Maundy (Holy) Thursday
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter
MondayMonApr 05, 2021Apr 05Easter Monday
FridayFriApr 23, 2021Apr 23St. George's Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Ascension of Jesus
SundaySunMay 23, 2021May 23Pentecost
SundaySunMay 30, 2021May 30Trinity Sunday
ThursdayThuJun 03, 2021Jun 03Corpus Christi
TuesdayTueJun 15, 2021Jun 15Saint Vladimir
TuesdayTueJun 29, 2021Jun 29Saints Peter and Paul
SundaySunJul 25, 2021Jul 25St. James the Great Day
SundaySunAug 01, 2021Aug 01Lammas
SundaySunAug 15, 2021Aug 15The Assumption of Mary
TuesdayTueSep 14, 2021Sep 14Holy Cross Day
WednesdayWedSep 29, 2021Sep 29Michael and All Angels
SundaySunOct 31, 2021Oct 31All Hallows Eve
MondayMonNov 01, 2021Nov 01All Saints' Day
TuesdayTueNov 02, 2021Nov 02All Souls' Day
SundaySunNov 21, 2021Nov 21Christ the King
ThursdayThuNov 25, 2021Nov 25Thanksgiving (USA)
SundaySunNov 28, 2021Nov 28Advent - first Sunday
TuesdayTueNov 30, 2021Nov 30St. Andrew's Day
MondayMonDec 06, 2021Dec 06St. Nicholas Day
FridayFriDec 24, 2021Dec 24Christmas Eve
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas
TuesdayTueDec 28, 2021Dec 28Holy Innocents
FridayFriDec 31, 2021Dec 31Watch Night