When is the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus Celebrated?
The Baptism of the Lord is an feast day that memorializes the Holy Spirit descending on Christ in the Jordan River as John the Baptist gave Jesus a full immersion baptism. Some Christians believe that at the time of Jesus’ baptism, God revealed Himself as the Holy Trinity, that is, God the Father spoke from the heavens, the Son of God was baptized, and the Holy Spirit descended in a form like a dove.
This occasion memorializes the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. All the gospel writers agree that God spoke to confirm His Son, Jesus the Christ, and this began Jesus’ public ministry.
Jesus did the will of His Father, and He knew that His Father was pleased with Him, and that He loved Him. Despite the suffering that He was about to partake, there was no doubt in Jesus' mind that He was the Beloved Son of God.