Question: How was the Theotokos baptized, when, and by whom?
Answer: Saint Sophronius the Patriarch of Jerusalem, apparently on the foundation of a tradition preserved by the Jerusalem Church, writes: “Our Lord Jesus Christ baptized Peter with His hands, and Peter, in his turn, baptized Andrew, James, and John; James and John baptized the other apostles. The Mother of God was baptized by the Apostles Peter and John together.” (Fragmentum. De baptismate apostolorum // Migne P. G. 87 / 3. Col. 3372. Quoted in St Sophronius, Sermons. Translation and commentary by Archimandrite Ambrose (Pogodin)).
Thursday, April 15, 2010
The Baptism of the Theotokos
Question and Answer with Fr Job, installment I: