Video Meditation for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

11/01/2014 10:35 am

12 January 2014

Baptism, The Baptist and The Call

A video meditation for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

The images and footage were taken in the staggering Baptistery of Saint John in Florence, Italy.

Clifton Diocese priest Fr Christopher Whitehead introduces the piece in audio whilst the title screen remains.

Jesuit academic Dr James Hanvey offers his reflection - when the moving footage starts with a dramatic pan down from the glorious mosaics of the Baptistery roof - looking at Christ's baptism in the Jordan, the person of John the Baptist and the mystery of baptising the one without sin.