Sunday Services - A Contemporary Liturgical Resource


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Order of baptism

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This Order for Infant Baptism is offered as a simplified version of "An Order for Baptism 1973", which was produced in Sydney and formed the basis of An Australian Prayer Book First Order. The only difference in structure is the use of Second Order style questions to the candidate.

This service may be inserted into services of Prayer, Praise and Proclamation or the Lord's Supper and replaces the creed.

Whenever possible, baptism should be administered at a public service, not only so that the whole congregation may welcome the newly-baptised into Christ's church, but also so that Christians may be reminded of the profession of faith and obedience to God which they made in their own baptism.

It is desirable that the child's parents join the godparents in answering the questions in this service. Parents may be godparents for their own child.

The congregation may be invited to join in saying the words at # 7 We praise the God and Father

If this service is used apart from a public service on Sundays, readings may be taken from the following or other suitable passages: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 127; Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 1:1-11; Mark 10:13-16; John 3:1-8; Acts 2:37-42; Romans 6:1-11; Galatians 3:23-29.

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