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‘Baptism’

Pathways to the Waters of Grace: A New Book on Baptism Preparation

This new book asks key questions about how the church views Baptism, and how churches can prepare parents and deepen faith.

Epiphany and the Baptism of our Lord

All of this helps us see Baptism as an important beginning, both for Jesus, and for us.

Baptism Resources and Books

Baptism marks a special beginning in the life of a Christian. Here are resources to use with candidates, families, godparents, and children.

Holy Water, Holy Hands

It didn’t take long for Jacob to discover the water in the font. I merely whispered to him, “This is the baptismal font,” and allowed him to touch the water. It was no surprise that he would want to submerge his hand into the water, but I was not prepared for what would come next.

The Roots of Baptism (and Confirmation)

Baptism has its roots in ancient practices that preceded Christianity. Jewish rituals of purification were centered on the cleansing of the body with water. Many Jewish customs found their way into the initiation rites of the Early Church.