2 BAPTISM What it is What it is not Sacrament of Initiation Cleanses you of Original SinWashes away all personal sinGet out of heck cardLicense to sinDoes not forgive everything sacramentNot a party!
3 BAPTISM- LET’S LOOK MORE CLOSELY MEANINGHISTORYTO PLUNGE OR IMMERSE IN WATERRoots in old and new testamentsCreation mythGreat floodJesus was baptizedLook at mt 28:19-20
4 Infant baptism Meaning practice Baptized infants since earliest days Salvation is a pure gift that extends to childrenParents, godparents, church are necessaryEssential rite- that portion of the liturgical celebration of a sacrament that is strictly necessary in order for the sacrament to be validForm- essential wordsMatter- essential actions
5 RITE OF BAPTISM Let’s keep looking at the rite Instruction for parents and godparentsA Christian homeA welcoming of the childProclamation of god’s wordPrayers of exorcism to free the child from sin and Satan’s power
6 Form- what is this again? The essential words used in the sacramental rite.
7 The rite continued What is a catechumen? Blessed with oil- chrism Blessed by the Bishop, perfumed oil is used for anointing- represents the gift of the holy spiritBaptism, holy orders, confirmationBlessing with ChrismOil of the CatechumensWhat is a catechumen?Remember what does Christ mean?Why is this important in Baptism?
8 BAPTISM- infant baptism Matter- Child must be cleansed and so the matter is to use A water ritual such as one of theseImmersion- full submersion- preferred formAspersion- to sprinkle-least preferred method- used only during Easter season to bless assemblyInfusion- to pour- most common form
9 Symbols of the sacrament Candle- Light of ChristOil- Chrism- scented oil for anointing- used to anoint Kings and queensWhite garment- new creation in Christ- we belong to christWater- essential part of the rite- represents cleansing- death to old life- rising to new lifeOriginal sin, personal sin, initiation
10 EFFECTS OF BAPTISM EFFECTS Explaining your faith Baptism forgive sins- remember concupiscenceGives birth into a new lifeConfers sacramental graceInitiates and incorporates into Christ’s bodySacramental seal-Baptism is necessary for salvationThree forms:Baptism of Water: through the sacramentBaptism of Desire- refers to catechumens who die beforeBaptism of blood- the death of martyrs
11 For reviewWhat are some of the Old Testament and New Testament roots for Baptism?What is the essential rite of baptism?List and discuss the meaning of the symbols used in baptism.Discuss the effects of receiving the Sacrament of Baptism.