The Baptism of the Lord

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Almighty ever-living God, who,
when Christ had been baptized
in the River Jordan and
as the Holy Spirit descended upon him,
solemnly declared him your beloved Son,
grant that your children by adoption,
reborn of water and the Holy Spirit,
may always be well pleasing to you.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.

(Collect for The Baptism the Lord)

Image: Baptism of the Christ by Daniel Bonell 
Cover image: Baptism of the Lord, fresco, 1486-1490, by Domenico Ghirlandaio. 

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