The Baptism of Jesus

  title={The Baptism of Jesus},
  author={F. C. Burkitt},
  journal={The Expository Times},
  pages={198 - 202}
In the Western Church the popularity of the story of the Magi has sidelined the Baptism of Jesus. But in the Eastern Church the Baptism has retained a more prominent role as the first of the great revelations of God in the Incarnate Son: the Word become flesh. We can’t restore what the church allowed to become separate, but we can recognize that there is a pattern of things here. When we celebrate Jesus’ Baptism it is possible to acknowledge that what we are focusing on is not different from… Expand