08 April, 2015

AAB Resources - Liturgy - A liturgy for Holy Baptism

Baptismal font at the church of San Frediano, Lucca, Italy
A liturgy for the administration of Holy Baptism outside the celebration of the Eucharist. The Church of England primary text is here presented accompanied by the Catholic rites of initiation, including the anointing with the Oil of Chrism.

Common Worship: Christian Initiation, material from which is included and adapted in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2006. Liturgical format by anotheranglicanblog.com

From the leaflet,
The service paints vivid images of the Christian life through signs and gestures - the most important ones being the sign of the cross made on the forehead of the candidates, the washing in the water of baptism, through which we believe we die to sin and we are raised to new life in Christ, and the anointing with the Oil of Chrism - symbol of our sharing in Christ’s priestly and kingly ministry.
As you pray for the candidates to Baptism, picture them with yourself and the whole Church throughout the ages, journeying into the fullness of God’s love... At the font, by saying our “yes” to God’s love, is where it all begins.

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