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When Is the Baptism of the Lord 2013?

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A Russian icon of the Baptism of the Lord. (Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC; used with permission.)

A Russian icon of the Baptism of the Lord in the River Jordan by St. John the Baptist. The dove represents the Holy Spirit; the three angels represent the Trinity.

(Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC; used with permission.)

Question: When Is the Baptism of the Lord 2013?

The Baptism of the Lord commemorates Christ's Baptism by St. John the Baptist. What is the date of the Baptism of the Lord 2013?

Answer: Traditionally, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord was celebrated on January 13, the octave day of Epiphany. In the current liturgical calendar, the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the Sunday after January 6, which, coincidentally, is January 13, 2013.

For the date of the Baptism of the Lord in other years, see When Is the Baptism of the Lord?

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