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Baptize them in the name of the Father, And of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28: 19-20) AO1 Baptism is a sacred action in which the Christian community comes together to celebrate. This sacrament is a symbol of God's care for us, and by carrying it out we bring ourselves together closer to the Lord. During Baptism, we are received into the church. The first thing that happens during a Baptismal celebration is the welcome into the Christian church by the priest at the entrance to the church. The Priest asks the parents the name of they wish to give their child followed by what they ask from the church for that child. When the parents reply that they wish for their child to be baptized the celebrant explains to them their responsibilities and asks the godparents if they are willing to help the parents bring the child up in the church. The role of godparents is to help their godchild lead a Christian life. Traditionally, the godparents are the ones who insure that their godchild is given a Christian upbringing if the parents are no longer able to fulfill that responsibility. ...read more.


This is done in silence, after which the child is dressed in a white gown which means being clothed in Christ and sharing the resurrection of Christ The celebrant now holds the Paschal candle and says: "Receive the light of Christ" A Parent or Godparent lights the child's Baptismal candle from the Paschal candle as a sign of sharing the new life with Christ and carries it to the altar for the child after the Prayer over the Ears and Mouth of the Child: "The Lord Jesus made the deaf hear and the dumb speak. May he soon touch your ears to receive his word, And your mouth to proclaim his faith, To the praise and glory of God the Father The right of baptism ends at the altar. The Priest says: " Dearly beloved, this child has been reborn in baptism. He is now called the child of God, for so indeed he is. In confirmation he will receive the fullness of God's spirit. In Holy Communion he will share the banquet of Christ's sacrifice. Calling God his Father in the midst of the church." The Our father is said by all those who are there; the Priest blesses the mother, then the father and finally he finishes by blessing the congregation. ...read more.


John put and held Jesus underneath the river Jordan and say 'I baptize u in the maws of the father and the son and the holy spirit. Different Christian groups believe in different ways of being baptized like some groups think that you should not get baptized when you are a baby because they don't know what is going on an and have no choice in the matter so you should get baptized when you are over the age of 12. AO3 Baptizing babies is pointless. I agree and don't. I agree because they have no choice in the matter and it is there parents that make up their mind for them and they don't know what is going on and don't understand what is happening and because they are babies they wont know about the teachings of Jesus and the ways of him and God. But on the other hand the parents should have the choice in what region they follow because they have given birth to the child and they want they to follow what the family follow so they all have the same idea has each other and can celebrate the holidays and way with them. But if the family want to be in-depth Christians then they should let they grow up and let them be baptized has an adult like Jesus was. Because he was baptized at a later age. ...read more.

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