St. James Episcopal Church
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Located on Historic Route 7A in the heart of Arlington, VT
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Baptism at St James

Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into
Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism
is indissoluble.
Holy Baptism is appropriately administered within the Eucharist as the
chief service on a Sunday or other feast.
Each candidate for Holy Baptism is to be sponsored by one or more
baptized persons.
Sponsors of adults and older children present their candidates and
thereby signify their endorsement of the candidates and their intention to
support them by prayer and example in their Christian life. Sponsors of
infants, commonly called godparents, present their candidates, make
promises in their own names, and also take vows on behalf of their
It is fitting that parents be included among the godparents of their own
children. Parents and godparents are to be instructed in the meaning of
Baptism, in their duties to help the new Christians grow in the knowledge
and love of God, and in their responsibilities as members of his Church.
(The Book of Common Prayer, p 298)
Baptismal Dates for 2015
Holy Baptism is especially appropriate at the Easter Vigil, on the
Day of Pentecost, on All Saints’ Day or the Sunday after All Saints’
Day, and on the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (the First Sunday
after the Epiphany). It is recommended that, as far as possible,
Baptisms be reserved for these occasions or when a bishop is
(The Book of Common Prayer, p 312)
 The Baptism of our Lord - Sunday, January 11
The Great Vigil of Easter - Saturday, April 4
The Day of Pentecost - May 24
All Saints' Day - Sunday, November 1