The Book of Common Prayer states, "Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s body, the Church. The bond which God establishes at Baptism is indissoluble" (p. 298). Whether this sacrament is performed early in life or as an adult, baptism in the Episcopal Church is the foundation for a commitment to new life through Christ. At baptism, the person being baptized vows to accept Jesus Christ as Savior, to trust in his grace and love, and to follow and obey him as Lord (BCP, pp. 302-303). In the case of infants and young children, who are unable to answer for themselves, these vows are made by their parents and sponsors or godparents who promise to raise the child in the Christian faith and support him or her through their prayers and example.
Baptism Schedule 2019/2020:
Sunday, June 9, 2019, The Day of Pentecost
Sunday, November 3, 2019, Sunday after All Saints' Day
Sunday, January 12, 2020, The Baptism of Our Lord
Sunday, April 11, 2020, The Great Easter Vigil
If you are interested in baptism here at the Cathedral, please fill out this brief form and you will be contacted shortly.