Friday, November 9, 2007

The Power of Water: Part Two

On All Saints' Sunday I preached about the power of water. The symbolic power of water is nowhere more profoundly felt than in the water of baptism: as Sophia, our newest member, discovered that morning! Though in all honesty, she was unable to stifle a yawn as the water flowed over her. I promised her it would get more exciting later!

The symbolic power of oil of chrism is quite profound as well, but that is a sermon for another day. Thanks to Jan Adams for these photos.

Almighty God, by our baptism into the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ, you turn us from the old life of sin: Grant that we, being reborn to new life in him, may live in righteousness and holiness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (BCP, p. 254)

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