For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.
- 1 Corinthians 12:13
Baptism is one of the two most important sacraments of the Christian faith. “Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God.” (Book of Common Prayer, page 858). As baptism marks our membership into the Body of Christ, it is a sacrament celebrated when the other members are present, usually on Sunday mornings. While infant baptisms are most common at St. Alban’s, persons of any age are eligible to be baptized.
We typically offer baptism on the four holy days specified in the Book of Common Prayer—The Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (January), Easter Eve (March/April), The Day of Pentecost (May/June), and All Saints’ Sunday (November), as well as certain other Sundays throughout the year. An instruction class for parents and godparents is coordinated with the clergy.
Upcoming dates for Holy Baptism are as follows: November 3, 2019, January 12, 2020, February 16, 2020, April 11, 2020 (Easter Vigil, recommended for adults as the service takes place in the evening), April 19, 2020, May 31, 2020, July 5, 2020, September 6, 2020, and November 1, 2020.