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Title: Sacraments of Initiation

Sacraments of Initiation
  • Baptism

Sacraments of Initiation
  • The sacraments of initiation are Baptism,
    Confirmation, and Eucharist.
  • They are the foundations of the Christian life.
  • They are closely related in each we receive the
    Holy Spirit and His gifts.
  • Each has its special symbols and effects.

Primary effects of the Sacraments of Initiation
  • Baptism beginning of new life in Christ
  • Confirmation strengthening us to live more
    fully Christs call to serve
  • Eucharist nourish us to live as Christs
    disciples as we journey through life

History of Baptism
  • Water in the Old Testament creation, the flood,
    Red Sea,
  • New Testament Baptism of Jesus, Nicodemus,
  • Baptism first sacrament celebrated in the early
    church (Acts of the Apostles)
  • Concentrated on adult converts

History of Baptism
  • By the second and third centuries, programs for
    preparation for Baptism evolved
  • Catechumenate preparation involving study,
    prayer, fasting, and service over several years
  • Each catechumen would have a sponsor.
  • Baptism by immersion took place during the Easter
    Vigil, presided over by the Bishop.
  • Confirmation and Eucharist also celebrated at
    this time.

Baptism of infants
  • Baptism of infants became popular around the
    fourth century.
  • Doctrine of original sin affected the practice of
    infant baptism.
  • Priests began baptizing the bishop would come
    later for Confirmation.

  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
  • Process by which adults become members of the
    Catholic church. It lasts for a year or more.
  • Catechumens prepare by study and involvement in
    the parish.
  • The sacraments of initiation are received at the
    Easter Vigil.

Effects of Baptism
  • Welcome into the Christian community.
  • Forgiveness of sins original sin and any other
    sins we have committed
  • Born into new life marked by the sacramental
    character which is indelible and cannot be
  • Reception of the Holy Spirit
  • Necessary for salvation baptism of water,
    blood, and desire

Baptismal rite
  • Essential symbol blessed water poured over the
    person (or immersion in the water) and the words,
    I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of
    the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
  • Minister priest or deacon or anyone in an
  • Symbols baptismal promises, candle, white robe,
    anointing with Chrism
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