The Baptism of Jesus & The End of the Christmas Season

The Baptism of Christ
(Depicting The Holy Trinity: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)
by Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Christmas may feel long ago in many ways, but in the Catholic Church, we are still officially in the Christmas Liturgical Season.  Churches are usually still decorated and Christmas hymns are still sung at mass.  In some ways, this part of the Christmas Season is nicer, because it is a lot quieter, making it easier to think and and consider the meaning of it all.

This coming Sunday, January 13, ends the Christmas Season with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord by St. John the Baptist (the date of this feast varies from year to year - it usually falls on the Sunday after January 6).  One interesting aspect about this Christmas season finale is that it underscores the existence of the Holy Trinity:

Matthew 3: 16-17
Mark 1: 10-11
Luke 3: 21-22