Holy Baptism

baptism-StainedGlassWhat 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. In the Episcopal Church, a person is baptized only once.

Who is eligible for baptism?

Anybody who is seeking a new life in Christ for themselves or for their own child. This new life is God’s gift of grace. Because of the nature of the promises made during Baptism, it is important that baptismal candidates have a relationship with the Christ the King community and intend to continue to participate in the fullness of Christian life.

More information on the sacrament of Holy Baptism

How do we prepare for baptism at Christ the King?

  1. Complete the Baptismal Information Sheet and return it to the church office.
  2. Read “Preparing for Baptism in the Episcopal Church” by Anne E. Kitch. Copies are available in the church office.
  3. Attend the “All About Grace: Understanding Baptism in the Episcopal Church” class at Christ the King. This class is offered 3-4 times a year. Check the church newsletter, bulletin insert, or the office for the upcoming dates.
  4. Attend a rehearsal on the day prior to the baptism. Check the church office for actual date and time.

When do we celebrate Holy Baptism?

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