But they also help the parents in every day life. The Priest claims the child for Christ by signing the child's forehead and he encourages the parents and godparents to do the same. Everyone moves on to celebrate God's word. A Gospel passage or two are read, usually describing the baptism of Jesus; during which the parents and godparents sit. After a short Sermon in which the priest explains the reading, the prayers of the Faithful or Bidding prayers are read to help the parents, godparents and the child followed by the Litany of saints, where all those present ask the saints to help the child: "St. Anthony pray for usâ€¦.
Mark's Gospel and Aspects of Christianity Baptism ao1- Describe and explain the central features of infant and believer's baptism. An infant baptism service Before the actual baptism takes place, the priest will as the parents and god parents of the baby a few questions: 'Do you turn to Christ?' 'Do you repent of your sins?' 'Do you renounce evil?' The answers are given not only on behalf of the people themselves, but on behalf of the baby also who cannot yet speak.
He anoints the baby on the chest with the oil of catechumen. It is a sign of strength and healing. The priest asks the parents and God parents if they reject Satan. They reply, “I do”. After the promises are said the infant is baptised.
What happens at an infant Baptism ceremony? Welcoming At a Baptism ceremony, the parents are welcomed with their infant, by the priest into the Church. This shows the baby has been redeemed by God to his kingdom. Gospel Then the priest prays for the infant and one of the Gospels is read. So they can here the “good news.” Promises made The parent and godparents make promises on behalf of the child because he/she is too young.
The Meaning and Significance of Baptism for Christians Today There are different types of baptism and different churches carry out the procedure in different ways. The Orthodox and Catholic Church baptise as infants, whereas the Methodist, Baptist and Pentecostal Church baptise as adults. Most Christian traditions encourage baptism. It is seen and thought of as a way of entering God’s family and joining the Christian faith. It is also seen as important because when water is poured over a babies head or an adult is immersed, it is showing that their sins are being washed away and people are baptised into the death of Jesus – meaning that a Christian shares in death and resurrection of Jesus by dying to sin and rising to new life as a Christian.
As Saint, Paul wrote to the early Christians: By our Baptism, then, we were buried with him and shared his death; in order that, just as Christ was raised from death by the glorious power of the Father so also we might live a new life. (Romans 6:4) You can celebrate baptism either as an adult or a child. Many Christians want there babies baptised as young infants yet many Christians believe that because Jesus was baptised as an adult they should be baptised as adults this is called believers baptism. It is on the subject of these two different ceremonies both from the same Religion - Christianity, which I am going to try to describe and explain. Infant Baptism -------------- Infant baptism celebrated by many different religious within the Christian community including the Methodist Church, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, United Reformed and the Church of England.
The sign of a cross is made on the child’s forehead by the priest while he says; “I sign you with the cross, the sign of Christ. Do not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified.” As the priest says the child’s name and; “I baptise you in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”, he pours water onto the child’s forehead. A lighted candle is usually given to the parents as a sign and reminder that the child is now in the light of god, and not the darkness of sin. After this ceremony the child is part of the Christian family. The child is anointed with oil called chrism, it is to show the child has important work to do in god’s service.
Reasons against adult baptism. In the New Testament, Jesus always welcomed children, and infants were baptised, as we are told of whole households being baptised. At first adults were baptised, then Christians wanted their children to be baptised, so they could join the Church and become children of God. Baptising an infant cleanses them from Original Sin, as the Priest says, "O, God you sent your Son to cast out the power of Satan, set this child free from Original Sin." If the child is weak or in danger of dying, then baptising it will allow it to enter Heaven.
Jesus expressed his thoughts on baptism, saying “go, then to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples, baptise them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Peter also reinforced this telling people to turn away from their sins and be baptised. Most Christian denominations believe in the importance of baptism, with excep... ... middle of paper ... ...ns they must make while their child is still young. As well as religious benefits for the baby, practical benefits include being accepted more easily into a Christian school. In my personal opinion, I think the advantages of being baptised as a baby outweigh the disadvantages.
How Teaching of Discipleship Affects Christians Today All Christians today like the first disciples are called to follow Jesus at their Baptism. They are expected to demonstrate characteristics such as commitment, co-operation, courage, and not to discriminate against anyone, related to the teaching of Jesus The Baptism ceremony starts with the priest welcoming the candidate into the church community and the family to the special occasion. He then goes on to remind the parents that their Child is a gift from God. A prayer of exorcism driving away the evils that threaten people. The anointing with the 'oils of catechumens.'