Calvary Cathedral baptizes infants, children and adults into our Christian family. Baptism is one of the Sacraments of the Episcopal Church and is celebrated on Holy Days or Feast Days of the church calendar. Baptism is a rite of belonging in which we enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church.
To have your child baptized or plan your own baptism we recommend you contact the Cathedral offices for the dates when baptisms are scheduled and class/preparation plans. Adults should attend our inquirers class to learn about the Episcopal Church and to know Christ.
While baptisms are planned in advance, during life-threatening emergencies, any Christian can baptize another person. Baptism requires water poured over the person, saying, "(Name), I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen." Please let the Cathedral clergy know if such an emergency baptism has taken place.
Confirmation / Reception into the Episcopal Church
Confirmation is how we affirm our desire to be part of the Anglican Tradition and commitment to Christ. The act of Reception welcomes a Christian person who chooses to belong to the Anglican tradition of the Christian Church and these rites are administered by the Bishop.
"Should I be confirmed or received?" is a valid question and should be answered in conversation with the Cathedral clergy. However, generally, if you have been confirmed in the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, or Lutheran traditions, it is likely that you would be received; otherwise, it is likely you will be considering Confirmation.
For more information please call (605) 336-3486 or contact us.