Easter & Baptism

baptism

We have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
Romans 6:4

It might sometimes get lost in the midst of all the chocolate and Easter eggs, but the practice of baptism is deeply connected to Easter.  This is most dramatically seen when we remember that in ancient times, all baptisms were by immersion or “dunking”.  In going under the water, we are symbolically buried with Christ, and in coming up, we are resurrected.  By the fourth century, Easter was the main date for baptisms.  Read more about baptism, Easter and Lent here.  This Holy Week and Easter, remember your baptism–your resurrection with Christ–and be glad!

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