We love liturgical living! And we know that you do, too. We created this amazing digital liturgical calendar that syncs to whatever device you use, making it more than possible to not only observe but embrace the Church’s feast days and fast days.
One important feast day in January is the celebration of the Baptism of Jesus. John the Baptist, baptizes the Lord in the Jordan river saying,
"Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. John tried to prevent him, saying, 'I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?' Jesus said to him in reply, 'Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.' Then he allowed him. After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened [for him], and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove [and] coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, 'This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.'" Matthew 3:13-17
How can we not celebrate this day? The following question is how can we not celebrate the baptisms in our family, knowing that the day made us Sons and Daughters of God?
The answer: we celebrate. We celebrate all the baptisms in the family!
Here is how we do it. In our family we make baptism brownies for whomever’s baptism anniversary we are celebrating. Why brownies? Easy, it is a great alliteration. Baptism Brownies. They also can be as fancy or as quick as you need them to be. Thanks, Ms. Betty Crocker.
After supper, we eat said brownies, recite our baptismal vows, and if we (read: mom) is feeling super on top of it, we light our baptism candles or a blessed candle that we have hanging around.
Easy as that. Baptism dates are posted on the fridge and in the family calendar and the children know that brownies equal a family baptism day.
Happy liturgical living!