From the Book of Common Prayer, page 312:
“Holy Baptism is especially appropriate at the Easter Vigil, on the Day of Pentecost, on All Saints’ Day or the Sunday after All Saints’ Day, and on the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (the First Sunday after the Epiphany). It is recommended that, as far as possible, Baptisms be reserved for these occasions or when a bishop is present.”
The Great Vigil of Easter is our next major feast day when holy baptism is especially appropriate. Page 298 of our prayer book reminds us that, “Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble. Holy Baptism is appropriately administered within the Eucharist as the chief service on a Sunday or other feast.”
Our Easter Vigil in 2015 takes place on Saturday April 4th at 7pm. We would love to welcome people into our Christian walk through the sacrament of Holy Baptism. Do you our someone you know need to be baptized. Please let us know if you would like more information about Holy Baptism and how you can join us as we put God’s love into action!
In God's Grace,
Eric Miller +, Rector
"The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!” His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him." John 12:12-19