Friday, January 15, 2010

The Baptism of our Lord

The heavens are opened unto Jesus at His Baptism: this is the reopening of Paradise, ever since it had been closed to man at his expulsion from the garden (as St. Gregory of Naziansus has also said); the Second Adam here sees that Paradise and opens it to all mankind again, that they may find their way back, through Him. The feast day was January 13th, the Octave of Epiphany. The sermon is here.

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