About Holy Baptism and Application

According to The Book of Common Prayer, "Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in baptism is indissoluble."

Baptisms will be celebrated:

2019 / 2020: Aug 4 - 9am | Aug 18 - 11am | Aug 25 - 9am | Sept. 15 - 11am | Oct. 20 - 9am | Nov. 3 - 11am | Jan. 19 - 9am | April 11 - 7pm (Easter Vigil) | April 12 - 9am (Easter)

Candidates (and/or their families) are required to commit to the following in preparation for Baptism within the St. Chrysostom’s community:

1) Attend a Baptism class (typically held on the Saturday morning before the Baptism);Worship regularly

2) Make a recorded financial pledge to the work of God through the church (a percentage of household income moving incrementally over time toward the 10% Biblical standard of giving)

3) Read the Gospel according to Mark, focusing on chapters eight through ten

4) Study the promises of Baptism (Book of Common Prayer, pp. 304-305)

Baptismal candidates (and/or their families) are encouraged to work with the clergy to select one or more members of the congregation who will serve as sponsors (sometimes called godparents). Candidates who are children may have a godparent or godparents outside of the local congregation in addition to a sponsor or sponsors from the congregation.

Please complete the form below to start the process. Refer to this letter for more information.


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