Welcome! We’re thrilled that you’re interested in exploring baptism here at
Trinity for yourself or a loved one. Baptisms are joyful and holy occasions
both in the lives of families and in the life of the church. Baptism marks
the sacramental beginning of an eternal bond with God.
“We thank you, Father, for the water of Baptism. In it, we are buried with Christ in his death. By it, we share in his resurrection. Through it we are reborn by the Holy Spirit. Therefore in joyful obedience, we bring into his fellowship those who come to him in faith, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (p. 306).
All are welcomed to be baptized, from infants to elders, and a member of
Trinity’s clergy is available to discuss the particular with you in detail.
If an infant or child is to be baptized, parents, guardians, and godparents
make promises on the child’s behalf. In general, the baptismal service (BCP
p. 299) is a joyous, celebratory occasion that typically occurs on set days
in the Church’s liturgical calendar: the day of Pentecost (June 4, 2017),
All Saints’ Day (Nov. 1, 2017), the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord (Jan.
8, 2017), or whenever a bishop visits (April 30, 2017). The Episcopal
Churches recognizes all baptisms from all Christian denominations as valid
and does not make a practice of re-baptizing individuals, preferring “to
receive” formally a baptized individual during the service since the Church
believes the bond God makes in baptism is indissoluble and trustworthy.
January 12, 2020