August 21, 2019

The sacrament of baptism is an opportunity for joy, power, and a deep connection with tradition. Celebrating Baptism offers an opportunity to teach and learn about this sacrament through a free video series and accompanying reflection guides available from The Episcopal Church here.


October 28, 2016

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church is amplifying the call of the Episcopal community on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota to stand in solidarity and witness with those protecting the tribe’s land and water supply.

Signs from an early action stand stacked...

September 30, 2014

Canon White traveled to center of Baghdad Oct. 1, where Saddam Hussein’s statue had once stood: “I was quite horrified to see that flying from that plinth was an ISIS flag.”

[Anglican Communion News Service] Christians in Baghdad are still being baptised despite...

February 4, 2014

[From The Lusitanian Church with additional reporting by ACNS staff] Lisbon’s Lusitanian Church Cathedral of St. Paul recently played host to a ceremony marking the mutual recognition of baptism among Christian faith traditions.

The signing of a declaration of mutual recognition of the...

January 27, 2014

By: Bronwyn

Today’s Mission Monday post is another excerpt from the forthcoming Episcopal Youth in Mission Manual. This article, from the introductory pages of the draft Manual, explores the understanding of mission we gather from the promises made at Baptism.


Our Baptismal Promises: The...

January 9, 2014

[The Tablet] The Church of England is trialling a new version of its baptism service, in which parents and godparents are no longer asked to “repent of sins” and “reject the Devil”.

The new wording – which is being piloted in more than 400 parishes until April – was devised in response...

July 24, 2012

The 77th General Convention affirmed that it is “normative” for people to be baptized before receiving communion. ENS photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg

[Episcopal News Service] The seeming disconnect in some parts of the Episcopal Church between the theology and practice of admission to...

January 28, 2009

My husband and I have had a little cabin up in the mountains of Oregon for nearly 20 years. It sits on a creek that becomes a small river in the snow melt of summer. We see lots of wildlife, and in some years the local beaver population explodes. We've lost a lot of trees to those beavers. They...

November 26, 2007

A historic ecumenical agreement mutually recognizing the sacrament of Baptism was signed by the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, the Roman Catholic Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Presbyterian United Church and the Syrian Orthodox Church during a November 15 celebration at the...

January 19, 2005

The liturgical affirmation of Western New York's first baptismal ministry teams took place in January at Holy Apostles', Perry and St. John's, Youngstown. The affirmation of these teams is giant stride for Baptismal Ministry Development, a concept that gained its first real momentum here with...


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The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord is celebrated each year on the Sunday following the Feast o