In baptism, we are reminded that nothing can separate us from God’s love, made known in Jesus Christ. Through the Sacrament of rebirth, we are knit into Christ’s body, which we call the Church.
Candidates for baptism make a series of vows, including an affirmation of the Baptismal Covenant, and are baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Godparents and parents make these promises on behalf of those who cannot answer for themselves.
After candidates are baptized, holy oil, called Chrism, is used to signify that they have been marked as Christ’s own forever, having “clothed [themselves] with Christ” (Galatians 3:27) and having been filled with the Holy Spirit.
All people of any age are welcome to be baptized. We believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins, as the “bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 298).
"And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name." (Acts 22:16)
† The Baptism of Our Lord
† The Great Easter Vigil
† All Saints’ Day