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Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ (Denaha)

January 6th is celebrated in the Holy Church as the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ (Denaha).

This festival is called D 'denho or Denho in Syriac meaning 'Dawn'. Also called Epiphany or Theophany (God revealed).

"Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again; but who ever drinks of the water which I give him shall never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water up to eternal life." (John 4:13-14)

"Why then is this day called Theophany? Because Christ made Himself known to all - not then when He was born -- but then when He was baptised. Until this time He was not known to the people. And that the people did not know Him, Who He was, listen about this to John the Baptist, who says: "Amidst you standeth, Him Whom ye know not of" (Jn.1:26)..."

Gospel Reading: St. Luke 3: 7-22; St. John 4: 1-42

Sermons:

The Baptism of the Lord Jesus
by The Patriarchal Journal

The Baptism of Christ
From a Sermon by Saint Gregory of Nazianzus

On the Baptism of Christ
by Gregory of Nyssa

What Does It Mean to Be Baptized With the Holy Spirit?
by Msgr. Charles Pope

Baptism of Jesus Christ (Denaha) (Malayalam)
by Chev. Cherian Venkadath

On Christmas and Epiphany
A Catechesis given by Pope Benedict XVI on January 6, 2012

The Baptism and the Genealogy of Jesus
by John Piper

It is the Spirit who bears witness
by Catholic Doors Ministry

What Can I Do?
by Edward F. Markquart

Living in Expectation
by Hubert Beck

Seven Teachings about Baptism (Homily for Baptism of Our Lord)
by Fr. Phil Bloom

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Homily by Pope John Paul II

Feast of Baptism of the Lord
Homily by Pope Benedict XVI, Jan 7, 2007

Pope's Homily on the Baptism of the Lord
by Pope Benedict XVI, Jan. 9, 2011

Why Jesus was Baptized?
by Rev. Fr. K. K. John

The Baptism of Jesus Christ - Why Jesus Needed Baptism
by Rev Geoff Thomas

Sharing in the Salvific Effects of Jesus' Cross through Baptism
by Fr. Tommy Lane

Christ Jesus, the Voice, and the Dove
by Jacob P Varghese

Baptism of the Lord (2010)
by Fr. Charles Irvin

The Baptism of the Lord: His Beginning and Ours
by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild

Theophany - The Baptism of The Lord
by Fr. Andrew

The Power of Baptism (Homily for Baptism of the Lord)
by Fr. Phil Bloom

Homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
by Fr. Ron Stephens

Saved Through the Bath of Rebirth (Homily for Baptism of the Lord)
by Fr. Phil Bloom

One Is Coming Who Is Mightier than I
by Jerry Goebel

John's Preaching of Repentance
Gospel Analysis by Pastor Edward F. Markquart

Exegetical Notes on Luke 3:7-18
by Brian P. Stoffregen

Lectionary blogging: Luke 3: 7-19
by John Petty

Baptism or New Creation?
by Daniel G. Deffenbaugh Hastings

Baptism of the Lord
by Fr. Raymond Suriani

Bible Commentaries on St. Luke 3: 7-22

KJV Scripture Passage on St. Luke 3:7-22

Matthew Henry's Commentary on St. Luke 3:7-22

Wesley's Notes/ Commentary on St. Luke 3:7-22

Geneva Notes/ Commentary on St. Luke 3:7-22

Jamieson Commentary on St. Luke 3:7-22

B.W. Johnson Commentary on St. Luke 3:7-22

Bible Commentaries on St. John 4: 1-42 (Blessing of Water)

KJV Scripture Reading for John 4:1-42

Matthew Henry's Commentary on John 4:1-42

Wesley's Notes/ Commentary on John 4:1-42

Geneva Notes/ Commentary on John 4:1-42

Jamieson Commentary on John 4:1-42

B.W. Johnson Commentary on John 4:1-42

Additional Bible Readings and Commentary for the Baptism of Jesus

Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7: First Song of the Servant of the Lord

Isaiah 55:1-11: My Thoughts are not Your Thoughts

Acts 10:35-38: Peterís Address

1 John 5:1-9

Mark 1:7-11: Baptism of Jesus

See Also:

Malankara World Journal Issue 118 (Theme: Denho)

Next Sunday:

1st Sunday after Denho (Baptism of the Lord Jesus Christ)

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