We continue our Epiphany celebrations: Jesus’ Baptism by John in the River Jordan marks the beginning of his public ministry, and another Epiphany. The Holy Spirit descends on Jesus and he is proclaimed the Beloved Son.
LORDE we beseche the mercyfullye to receive the praiers of thy people which cal upon thee; and graunt that they maie both perceave and knowe what thinges they ought to do, and also have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same.
Collect for the first Sonday after the Epiphanye 1549 BCP
who at the baptism of Jesus
revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit:
Grant to us, who are born of water and the Spirit,
that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Collect for the first Sunday after the Epiphany CofI BCP 2004