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Baptism

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism

Holy Baptism is the highpoint of our worship and our life together. In the mystery of Holy Baptism, we believe that we actually die with Christ to sin and death, and we rise again to freedom and life eternal. When we baptize infants, it is the parents and sponsors (Godparents) who make promises on behalf of the child. When we baptize adults, the adult herself or himself renounces evil, affirms faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and joins in promising to uphold the faith of the Church.

In baptism Holy Water is poured over the head of the person being baptized. Then Holy Oil is poured on the person's head as the presence of the Holy Spirit is invoked and claimed for this new Christian. Finally, a candle is give to the newly baptized, symbolizng that this person now shares in carrying the Light of Christ in to the world.  Holy Baptism at All Souls is a very special time and takes place in the midst of a public service of worship.

If you are interested in scheduling a Baptism, please contact Father Jadon at rector@allsoulsdc.org or (202)232-4244 x302.

Last Published: May 16, 2017 11:11 AM
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