Baptismal Covenant


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...

October 10, 2010

The sun is setting on the prairie. I sit on the roadside on an abandoned tire. Next to me sits a 6-year-old Lakota boy named Tommy. I am tutoring Tommy in number comparison symbols after school, in his family's front yard. There is a glint in his eyes when he answers a question correctly. "'...

October 12, 2009

One of the best known texts from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer is the Baptismal Covenant. We often refer to it by title – "Our Baptismal Covenant calls us to work for justice and peace," or "the Baptismal Covenant makes us all evangelists" – with the expectation that our audience knows exactly...

August 25, 2008

[Episcopal News Service] Taking seriously the unique promise of the baptismal covenant set the foundation for a series of appearances August 22-24 by Bonnie Anderson, president of the House of Deputies, in the Diocese of Southern Ohio.


Anderson challenged different groups from...

January 4, 2004

Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved, with you I am well pleased. Luke 3:21-22


September 1, 2001

September 1st, 2001

The baptismal covenant grounds us in faith before sending us out.

During August, Phoebe and I enjoyed several weeks in New Hampshire, where most of my childhood summers were spent visiting my grandmother. Some years ago we bought a small house of our own, which...