The Whole of Creation is Baptized
...offered by Dn. James Ferrenberg, a sinner at 9:40 PM [+]
Come, let us go as the wise virgins,
and meet the Master Who has appeared:
for as a bridegroom He has come forth to John.
The Jordan, seeing You, was driven back in fear;
John cried out: I dare not touch Your immortal head.
The Spirit came down in the form of a dove, hallowing the waters,
and a Voice called from on high:
this is My Son Who has come into the world to save mankind.
O Lord, glory to You.
Christ is baptized:
He comes up from the waters, bringing the world with Him.
He sees the heavens opened which Adam had closed
against himself and his posterity.
The Spirit bears witness to His divinity, hastening to His own nature;
and a Voice comes from heaven,
for He to whom this testimony is given has come down from heaven,
and He is the Savior of our souls.
A glorious Feastday to you all!