Baptism: a communal event
Sunday sermon during the Baptismal Liturgy of Patrick Paranyuk.
In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen.
Christ is risen!
Today we are witnessing a unique event, something that happens only once in a person’s lifetime – a birth of a Christian. This is a monumental event, but it’s also an event to which every single person is called.
Infant baptism - how Biblical is it?
Source: Ancient Faith Ministries blog - Orthodox Reformed Bridge
Author: Robert Arakaki
Question: I have a question. Baptists and Pentecostals say infant baptism is not biblical. Do we find infant baptisms in the Bible? I heard someone say that this practice started around year AD 200. Where can I find the earliest teachings about infant baptism? When is the first time the early Fathers mentioned it? What does the Orthodox Church teach about this? How can a baby be “born again” with no personal faith before he/she has heard the Gospel being preached? Or what is the point of infant baptism? What difference is there between Catholic, Lutheran and Orthodox infant baptism?