There is a good reason for the first Sunday after Epiphany to focus on Baptism. In fact, many churches will baptize children and adults on this Sunday, as it is on of the most appropriate days for baptisms. The key here is that Baptism is all about beginning. Jesus began his ministry with his own baptism, and today Christians see Baptism as beginning a committed journey with Jesus. [excerpted from buildingfaith.com].
[image is “Baptism of Christ” by Ballerup c. 1430, fresco in Danish church]