Epiphany at the Jordan

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This interesting window in Burgos Cathedral conflates the two epiphanies of the Baptism, when the Spirit descends on Christ in the form of a dove and the Father reveals Him to be His beloved Son, and the Adoration of the Magi, when the wise men from the east come to Bethlehem and adore the infant Christ. This conflation is based on the Magnificat antiphon for the feast of the Epiphany which says: "Three wonders mark this day we celebrate: today the star led the Magi to the manger; today water was changed into wine at the wedding feast; today Christ desired to be baptized by John in the river Jordan to bring us salvation, alleluia". In a sense, this conflation has been separated by the reformed liturgy because last week's feast of the Epiphany only celebrates the arrival of the Magi, and this Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Baptism. The wedding at Cana has no separate feast.

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Fonte: Lawrence OP https://flic.kr/p/7uBGbb

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