The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord in Medjugorje

date: 12.01.2015.

Fr. Hrvoje Miletić was the main celebrant in the church of St. James on Sunday, January 11 on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord that concludes the Christmas Liturgy Season, and is at the same time the beginning of the liturgical year in the ordinary time. Fr. Hrvoje said in his homily: “St. John the Baptist and Jesus are very often in the centre of Gospels during the Christmas season. The baptism on river Jordan is the event of God’s revelation. What the stars had indicated to the Wise Men, and what the Wise Men had recognised, that is what the Heavenly Father had witnessed. He revealed Jesus was His Son before all those who were listening. Yes, Mark’s report about the Baptism of Our Lord is more concise than Matthew’s and Mark does not mention the conversation Jesus and St. John the Baptist had. The only witness is St. John the Baptist himself. However, that does not influence the power of the message. This Baptism on river Jordan is the continuation of Christmas, this is the same Son that was incarnated, or as we say, the One who was born in stable in Bethlehem. That is what is important to understand”, said Fr. Hrvoje at the evening Holy Mass. During the day, three more Holy Masses were celebrated in Croatian language.