Holy Baptism

baptism-StainedGlassQ: What is Holy Baptism?

Baptism is the means by which we become members of the community of believers, defined in the New Testament as the Body of Christ. Just as Jesus was baptized with water by John the Baptist, we include people in the community of faith by baptizing them with water. Following a series of questions, responses, and prayers, the priest pours water on the candidate. The sign of the cross is made on the candidate’s forehead with chrism (holy oil that has been blessed by the bishop). In the Episcopal Church, a person is baptized only once.

Because of the nature of the promises made during Baptism, it is important that baptismal candidates (and/or their families) have a relationship with the Christ the King community and intend to continue to participate in the fullness of Christian life.

For more information and to arrange for preparation for Baptism, complete the baptism information sheet and then contact the office via phone (850) 267-3332 or .

Christ the King celebrates the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on the following days of the Church Liturgical Calendar:

Feast Day 2019 2020 2021 2022
The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord Sunday, January 13, 2019 Sunday,  January 11, 2020 Sunday,    January 10, 2021 Sunday,  January 9,  2022
The Easter Vigil Saturday,    April 20, 2019 Saturday,      April 11, 2020 Saturday,     April 3, 2021 Saturday,     April 16, 2022
The Day of Pentecost Sunday,     June 9, 2019 Sunday         May 31, 2020 Sunday,        May 23, 2021 Sunday        June 5, 2022
The Feast of Transfiguration (closest Sunday) Sunday, August 11, 2019 Sunday    August 9,     2020 Sunday,    August 8,     2021 Sunday    August 7,     2022
All Saints’ Day Friday, November 1, 2019 Saturday, November 1, 2020 Sunday, November 1, 2021 Monday, November 1, 2022

Learn more about Baptism.