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Baptism of Christ

Baptism of Christ was assumed to be on his 13th birthday cf. Natalis dies. According to the Golden Legend: And then in humility and patience he baptized our Lord, and washed him where he had never filth, and all by holy mystery; on whom the Holy Ghost descended visibly in likeness of a dove, and the voice of the Father was heard saying: Here is my well-beloved son in whom I am well pleased. Then our Lord was thirty years old from his nativity and thirteen days beginning of the thirtyfirst year. On that same day our Lord changed water into wine in Cana of Galilee. And this sufficeth for the nativity of Saint John Baptist, and the residue of his life and of his death shall be said at the feast of his decollation, by the grace of God, who bringeth us to his bliss. Amen. http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/golden211.htm A series of dates are linked with the Baptism: 06 January 06 November 08 November 13 January 22 January
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