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Transcript of Baptism
The Church also calls baptism "the washing" or "re-generation" or "Bath of enlightenment". The Event which Started Baptism John the Baptist baptising Jesus is the biblical event that forms the basis for the sacrament.
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfil all righteousness.” Then John consented. 16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Who can recieve this sacrament and at what age? In the catholic church anyone not baptised can be at any age they wish. Who performs this sacrament? The Sacrament of Baptism is be performed by a priest. What is the sacrament and where is it performed? The sacrament is Baptism and is performed at any church with the baptismal font usually preformed on a Sunday. How does this sacrament initiate a person into the Catholic faith? This sacrament is the start of life in the catholic church. Preparing the person for further sacraments and worship. Preparation Photos are taken, the person being Baptised is dressed. Build-up The services starts Transformation The person is dipped into the water Wind-Down The services is concluded Return to the Ordinary Normally the family has a dinner, lunch or reception. The five parts of Initiation 3 Symbols of the Sacrament White Clothing The white clothing symbols the infants (or adults) purity and innocence The baptismal Font Represents the river that Christ was Baptised in and the "cleansing of the soul" of sins Baptismal candle Symbolises the entry into the church and coming from the darkness to the light 4 Rituals Involved in this Sacrament The family and friends gather together Pictures are taken The person is dipped into the holy water The food after the ceremony