Baptism at Trinity (Christian Initiation)
WHAT IS BAPTISM?
WHEN ARE BAPTISMS HELD?
- The Easter Vigil (Evening before Easter – in the Spring)
- the Feast of Pentecost (The Sunday that occurs 50 days after Easter – late Spring)
- All Saints’ Day (November 1st) – or the Sunday that follows All Saints’,
- the Baptism of our Lord (Sunday after January 6th).
- Since the bishop is the chief sacramental official, it is also appropriate to have baptisms on the occasion of the bishop’s annual visit (varies).
It is requested that baptisms be reserved for these occasions. Baptisms may take place at other times during the year at the pastoral discretion of the priest.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN BAPTISM?
HOW DO I ARRANGE FOR A BAPTISM?
WHAT IS A SPONSOR?
WHO MAY BE A SPONSOR?
DO I HAVE TO BE RE-BAPTIZED TO JOIN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH?
WHAT IS THE FEE FOR BAPTISM?
WHAT IF I AM UNSURE WHETHER OR NOT I HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED?
“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church” (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 298).
In the waters of baptism we are lovingly adopted by God into God’s family, which we call the Church, and given God’s own life to share and reminded that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ.