Holy Baptism, the sacramental rite of full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit is administered on certain dates during the church year.
Baptism is the means by which we become members of the community of believers, defined in the New Testament as the Body of Christ. Just as Jesus was baptized with water by John the Baptist, we include people in the community of faith by baptizing them with water. Following a series of questions, responses and prayers, the priest pours water on the candidate. The sign of the cross may be made on the candidate’s forehead with blessed oil. In the Episcopal Church, a person is baptized only once.
If interested in being baptized or having an infant or child baptized at Christ Church Downtown or Christ Church South, please contact the Parish Secretary at the church office, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 903-597-9854.