Holy Baptism is the sacramental rite of full initiation, by water and the Holy Spirit, into membership in the Body of Christ. Baptism takes place in the context of the Eucharist on Sundays, Feast Days and during the seasons of Easter and Pentecost. During the service of Baptism all members of the cathedral renew their own baptismal vows and welcome the newly baptized into the community of faith. If the baptized person is very young then sponsors, the child’s parents and godparents make those promises in the name of the child.
Baptism at St. Paul’s Cathedral takes place by pouring water over the head of the candidate, followed by anointment with oil of chrism on the forehead. If you desire the sacrament of baptism and you are an adult, please attend our Inquirer’s Class and Confirmation Class. If you wish to have a child baptized, please contact a member of clergy to set up an conference and rehearsal. For more information contact the office at 235-3436.