“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.”
— The Book of Common Prayer, p. 298.
WHAT IS BAPTISM?
Baptism is an ancient custom, originating in Jewish practice, and adopted by the earliest Christians as a way of signifying membership in the mystical Body of Christ.
WHO MAY BE BAPTIZED?
Anyone who desires it, and who has not already been Baptized. In the case of infants and small children, anyone whose parents or guardians desire it for them.
Traditionally, baptisms take place on special feast days: The Baptism of our Lord (in January,) Easter (in spring,) Pentecost (early in summer,) and All Saints’ Day (in November.) Baptism is usually celebrated in the context of a Sunday Eucharist inside our sanctuary, though some prefer baptism to take place outside at the fountain in our courtyard.
HOW DO I GET BAPTIZED?
Participation in a baptism class is required for those desiring to be baptized and for the parents of children preparing for baptism, and is also open to those who are just curious about the meaning of the sacrament.
Please contact the Rev. Heather Erickson, Associate Priest, via email or 415.456.1102, x104