Presentation on theme: "The Rite of Baptism Grade 7 Chapter 18. Baptism The use of water as the sign of Baptism is prefigured in the Old Testament. Water is a sign of washing,"— Presentation transcript:
Baptism The use of water as the sign of Baptism is prefigured in the Old Testament. Water is a sign of washing, nourishing, pouring and cleansing. It is the matter of the Sacrament of Baptism.
The sign of a sacrament is both matter and form. The form of Baptism: “I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
In the Rite of Baptism we also consider: congregation, godparents, liturgy of the Word, Litany of the Saints, exorcism, oil of catechumens, white garment, baptismal candle and sacred chrism.
At Baptism, we make a vow, a solemn promise, to God. We vow to give up sin and live according to the way of Christ. In infant Baptism, the parents make this vow on behalf of the child and promise to raise the child in the Faith with the assistance of the godparents.
Vocabulary: Sign of Baptism Rite Exorcism Sacred chrism Oil of the catechumens Vow