Deacon-structing Jesus’ Baptism part 1
Baptism of Christ – Pietro Perugino, 1481-1483, source: wikiart.org
I’m confused this year. Why is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord celebrated tomorrow, Monday, January 8, instead of next Sunday? This was the tradition: It was always celebrated on January 13, on the octave of the Feast of the Epiphany (which is normally January 6 – but not always, in some places, like in Canada, it’s always moved to the Sunday between January 2 and 8th, inclusive). In Canada, the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the Sunday after January 6.
For some reason, the rule is that when