The Holy Theophany
The Trinitarian God is revealed at the baptism of the Lord. The Son, who is God and man enters the Jordan river, the Holy Spirit descends as a dove and God the Father’s voice is heard to say: “Here is my beloved Son. In him I am well pleased”.
What we see here is the manifestation of the Holy Trinity along with the manifestation of the whole mystery of divine economy. It is the manifestation of God’s relationship with man and the revelation of which course of action man should take to reach God and please Him.
What is revealed through the whole sacrifice of the Lord is His love for man. And with this love He wants to awaken the love within His creature, so that man will respond and make salvation a personal concern.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017