By His Baptism He Brings Us to Life

“Christ, though immortal by nature, clothed himself in a mortal body; He was baptized-and raised up from the water the treasure of salvation for the race of Adam” St. Ephrem the Syrian, Hymns on Virginity, 7.10.

See Theophany – The Spirit Descended and Remained Upon Him for a more indepth treatment of how Christian theology sees this in the feast of Theophany as celebrated in the Coptic Orthodox Church.

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