Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God.
The Book of Common Prayer, p. 858
Baptism is full initiation, by water and the Holy Spirit, into the Body of Christ. We baptize people of any age— adults, youth, children, and infants—and the bond which God establishes in baptism is indissoluble. We regard the sacrament of baptism as a Holy Mystery, which means we can understand the meaning of the act without ever fully fathoming the depths of its significance.
Holy Trinity Parish joyfully welcomes new members into the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ through the sacrament of Holy Baptism.
At Holy Trinity, baptism is incorporated into regular worship services on specified Sundays during the year. Because baptism is the visible action that connects a person to God in a covenant relationship, it belongs in public worship, rather than private ceremony.
Preparation is required. Catechumenates (those preparing for baptism) will meet with a priest twice, for two hours each meeting, and will attend a rehearsal a Saturday before baptism. As part of the preparation, a priest will help you find a way to share your experience of this sacrament with the congregation. Godparents and sponsors are strongly encouraged to attend.
If you desire baptism for yourself or your child, please contact The Rev. Jenna Strizak.
Upcoming dates for baptisms:
- November 5, 2017
- January 7, 2018
- March 31 – April 1, 2018
- May 27, 2018
- August 4, 2018 (potentially)
- November 4, 2018
Located in the City of Decatur, Georgia, Holy Trinity Parish is part of the Episcopal Church, guided by its mission statement to Open hearts to God and open doors to community. ✟
Holy Trinity Parish is part of 109 worshiping communities across middle and north Georgia, and part of a worldwide expression of Christianity known as the Anglican Communion. One of our hallmarks is that we find our unity in our common prayer and worship, not in our common thought or belief. When we gather to pray, we join in ancient practices designed to shape our lives to be more like Christ’s. We hear God’s word, pray for the world, confess our sins, receive forgiveness, be at peace with one another, and celebrate our unity with God and one another in Holy Communion.
If you are interested in visiting Holy Trinity or would like hear from a member of HTP’s clergy, contact us today.
515 East Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030.
The Rev. Greg Tallant, Rector • The Rev. Jenna Strizak, Associate Rector