Many of the rites of passage that young people undergo in Hungary are Christian rituals such as baptism , first communion, confirmation, and marriage.
Only as they shared the name of Jesus Christ in baptism would they find real unity.
Given that the church was a state church, the view was that one could not make a purely religious act such as baptism a requirement for church membership.
Significantly, Marcion would admit married persons to baptism in his church only if they took a vow to abstain from all sexual intercourse.
It was within the community of the parish that ordinary people received Christian teaching and the sacraments of the church; baptism , confirmation, marriage, and burial.
Living Water is both a joyous and a challenging celebration of baptism and the Christian life.
At the opening worship, dancers waved a river of blue fabric through the crowd, symbolizing the waters of baptism .
In the early church, baptism immediately made newcomers a part of the whole community.
A living Mormon stands in as proxy for a deceased person, as water baptism by immersion is vicariously performed.
One witnesses the fasting and the solemn rite of baptism , preferably, by immersion in flowing water.