Thursday, January 17, 2013

Scheduling Baptisms

Readers may be interesting in the post on my other blog titled “Days for Baptisms.” I have complained in the past about our conducting baptisms at just any service, rather than saving them for the special occasions listed the prayer book. In “Days for Baptisms,” I offer a perhaps unusual reason for adhering to the prayer book suggestions.

That said, my own poll of priests I know, both in the U.S. and elsewhere, suggests that, in practice, the convenience of the family tends to trump the prayer book suggestions. Thus, although I would like to see St. Paul’s restrict baptism dates more than it does, our church is in good company.

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