Convergence At The Font

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The actions of Christian initiation seem to be growing toward an ecumenical shape as some major traditions shift their traditional baptismal customs and do so along broadly similar lines.

History. By the time of the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation, the Western church had developed a two-stage pattern of Christian initiation. Infants a few days old were baptized by the local priest; in later childhood, after at least rudimentary education in the faith, they were confirmed by a bishop....


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