Baptism at Christ Church
The baptismal service paints many pictures of what happens on the Christian way. The ‘passing through’ the water of baptism, where we believe we die to sin and are raised to new life, unites us to Christ’s dying and rising. Water is also a sign of new life, as we are born again by water and the Spirit. The sign of the cross, the badge of Christian faith, reminds us of Christ’s death for us. And as a sign of new life, a lighted candle is presented, a picture of the light of Christ conquering the darkness of evil. Everyone who is baptized walks in that light for the rest of their lives. In due time they are encouraged to make their own response to God, and be prepared for Confirmation.
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