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:
|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|