Grade 6, Chapter 13
Some Fun Facts About Baptism
Did you know that . . .
. . . in the early Church, it was recommended to baptize new Christians
in running water, such as a river?
. . . only after a person was baptized was he or she allowed to learn
and pray the Lord's Prayer?
. . . in the early Church, there was very little preparation needed before
a person was baptized?
. . . sometimes the anointing with chrism was very elaborate and the oil
covered most of the body?
. . . today many parish churches have reclaimed the ancient practice of
immersing a person to be baptized in water?
. . . the ancient order of the sacraments of initiation was Baptism, Confirmation,
and then Eucharist?
. . . some baptisteries were decorative separate buildings?
. . . in the first 300 years of the Church's history, the local bishop
usually celebrated Baptism, Confirmation (called Christmation), and Eucharist
with new Christians?
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