Understanding Jesus’ Baptism and our own

Posted January 13, 2019 6:09 pm by Fr. Nick Meisl

Understanding Jesus’ Baptism and our own

The Baptism of the Lord | LK 3:15-16, 21-22“Christ”. We hear this name so often used in relation to Jesus that it can seem like his last name. Christ comes from the Latin word Christus, which itself translates the Hebrew word Messiah, meaning anointed one. Jesus Christ. Jesus the anointed one. Throughout the Old Testament, kings, prophets and priests are often anointed with oil. These individuals could be considered messiahs in a certain sense. After their anointing, they received a new identity and mission. When did Jesus, the anointed one, receive this anointing where he received his mission and identity?Andrea

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