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Baptism in Christianity; Sacraments
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Modern Christianity offers a number of different approaches to baptism. But the two main kinds are, infant baptism, where very young children are baptized in a font. And believer's baptism, where a person, old enough to understand the obligations of baptism are baptised in a shallow pool called a baptistery.
Infant baptism is celebrated by roman Catholics, Anglicans, Methodists, Orthodox and United Reform Church. And it is the most popular form of baptism. This may be because parents wanted their children baptized as well, because baptism was seen as a new life and so it seemed appropriate to begin life with baptism. Though these churches do baptise older children and adults, these are only in special cases where a person was not able to be baptised as an infant.
A Roman Catholic service begins with a priest welcoming the child, the parents of the child and the God parents of the child. He then reminds the parents and the godparents of the duties they are accepting and then the priest, the parents and the Godparents make the sign of the cross on the baby's
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