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.
The answers are given not only on behalf of the people themselves, but on behalf of the baby also who cannot yet speak. [IMAGE]In an infant baptism, the priest blesses the water in a structure called a font, which can be seen in the picture opposite. The priest pours this water over the baby's head three times, addressing the baby by its name and the saying 'I baptise you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.' The baby can now be anointed with blessed oil by rubbing into its forehead to show that the Holy Spirit has come into the child's life. This is practised by Roman Catholics and some Anglicans.
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. Main baptism Water is poured over the baby’s head, as the priest says “I baptise you, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” This show the original sins has being washed away. Chrism and Exorcism Then the priest blesses (chrisms) the child with the holy oil, this is used to remove the evil (exorcism). Candle and White garment A candle is given, as the priest says “receive the light of Christ.” The candle is lit from the Paschal candle (a big, white candle lit mainly at Easter).
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.
The Process of Baptism Baptism is a sacred action in which the Christian community comes together to celebrate. This sacrament is a symbol of God's care for us, and by carrying it out we bring ourselves together closer to the Lord. During Baptism, we are received into the church. The first thing that happens during a Baptismal celebration is the welcome into the Christian community by the priest at the entrance to the church. The Priest, or Celebrant asks the parents the name they wish to give their child followed by what they ask from the church for that child.
The newborns (or adults) are new members of the Church, and new members of the Body of Christ. As with any sacrament, there is a standard procedure to follow when the sacrament is administered. Oil is not introduced in the Rite of Baptism until after the general intercessions, '…to introduce either the anointing with the oil of catechumens, or the laying on of hands. '; The oil is one of the most significant items used in the celebration of the Rite. Jesus, himself, particularly encouraged children to be baptized, 'Let the children come to me, and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
When the person emerges from the water the pastor exclaims, “You have been baptised “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”” (Matthew; 28; 19). People get baptised to publicly proclaim that they have become Christians. “Each of you must turn away from sin and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sin will be forgiven and you will receive God’s gift the Holy Spirit” (Acts; 2; 38). I agree with the statement “Baptism should only take place when a person is old enough to confirm his/her faith” because I have become accustomed to this way of doing it and I think it makes more sense
The priest welcomed the baby into the family of God, by putting the sign of cross on her forehead and inviting parents and godparents to do likewise. The sign of the cross is a symbol the child belongs to God. We then entered the chapel and moved to the left seating area where we heard the celebration of the word of God. We were reminded that reading and preaching the word of God would stimulate our faith. The readings and psalm stressed the importance of baptism as a prerequisite for life and eternal life.
Baptism is the initiation into a process of growth, of personal maturity, which required a daily beginning. The oil used in infant baptism is called chrism and catechumenit is applied to the infant's forehead this anointing signifies that the new Christian participates in Christ's priesthood. catechumen - this kind of sacred oil is used in the ceremonies of Baptism, and derives its name from that fact a catechumen being an instructed convert who is about to receive the Sacrament of Baptism. [During] the administration of that Sacrament [to a child,] the priest says "We anoint you with the oil of salvation in the name of Christ our Savoir; may he strengthen you with his power, which lives and reigns for ever and ever." The priest makes with this oil the sign of the cross on the [breast of the] person who is to be baptized...A candle is also given
The pastor first gives the individual a name of a saint, which the name shall be his example and protector. Next, the pastor dips water upon the individual’s head three times. The pastor then anoints the individual on the head, this practice symbolizes true love and peace. The individual then receives a taper to mark that he become a child of God. Lastly, the conclusion of the baptism is performed.