By Bianca Mancini

Meaning of Sacrament

Sacrament means Grace, becoming closer to God, the Holy Spirit. It is a rite or ceremony instituted by Jesus and observed by the Church.

Different meanings of Baptism

Becoming part of something, we have turned from an old life of sin to a new life of forgiveness, believing in something.

Link between Baptism & Christian Living

The link between Baptism and Christian Living is what you believe in later in life. The way you act. Church (belief in it or if they go to church) Understanding the church & religion.

Seven Sacraments of the Church

Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the sick, Marriage & Holy Orders.

Historical Background of Baptism

The historical background of baptism goes back to the Old Testament. It is an action of the Holy Spirit, welcomed into the church and community. Celebrating and a new sign of life. Sometimes baptisms were performed outside in large bodies of water or in a home. It began to take on a number of significant forms. Most were adults getting baptized in the early church.

How baptism is celebrated

Families come together to celebrate, some churches have a meeting with all the families and tell them about baptism and congratulate them.

Meaning of Baptism

The meaning of baptism is someone being cleansed with holy water and receiving the Holy Spirit.

Biblical Passage Matt Act 2:34-41

For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said,

“The Lord said to my Lord:

“Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”

“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off-for all whom he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

Signs & Symbols

Sings tell you something specific like Stop, Turn and a symbol represents something it could be a couple of picture and people may think it means different things. E.g. dove and water