Baptisms

baptismHoly Baptism is the Sacrament by which people are adopted into the family of God. In the Episcopal Church, we baptize using water in the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Often people are baptized as infants in our tradition, and later reaffirm their baptismal covenant as adolescents during the sacramental rite of Confirmation. The Book of Common Prayer recommends specific occasions for baptisms: the feast of the Baptism of Jesus (in January), Easter Vigil, Pentecost Sunday (in May or June), and All Saints Day (in November). Some who come to us were not baptized as children and are baptized as adults, almost always at the Easter Vigil. The Episcopal Church recognizes the universal nature of baptism and as a result does not rebaptize those who have been baptized before in any Christian tradition. Please call the Parish Office (503/639-3002) or speak with the Rector if you or your child needs to be baptized.

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