Chritianity Birth

Infant baptism

Infant Baptism

Purpose:

child is welcomed as a member of the church,

child receives God's grace and given the chance to live a new life free from sin,

opportunity for parents and godparents to express intention of bringing up the child in Christian Faith.

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parents and godparents declare their own faith by answering, 'I do',

to:

"do you turn to Christ?"

''do you repent your sins?"

"do you renounce evil?"


they then declare their faith in God the Father, Son and Holy spirit.

Priest takes child and splashes water from the font on child's head and says, 'I baptise you in the name of the father...

priest then signs a cross on child's forehead,

'I sign you with the cross of Christ'


congregation promises to support the child in the faith.