Posted by: AJ Demers | November 18, 2014

Affirming/Reaffirmation Your Faith If You’re Baptized

An Episcopal church group I’m a part of on Facebook recently had a question raised by a woman who was baptized in the Catholic Church as an infant and had been part of other groups throughout her life. She wanted to know if she could be rebaptized in an Episcopal service.

In short, the answer would be no, because we take “one Lord, one faith, one baptism” pretty seriously. Water baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, regardless of the denomination, initiates Christians into the church as a whole. However, there are a few ways in which a new member may reaffirm their baptismal commitment. The following from St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Smyrna, GA offers some helpful information on confirmation, reception and reaffirmation.

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