Christian Rites of Life's Passages

Holy Baptism

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The Sacrament of Baptism is at the foundation of life at Grace Church. According to the Book of Common Prayer, “Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church.” If you would like to be baptized or learn more about the Sacrament of Baptism, please contact the Rector or a member of clergy for more information. They would be delighted to speak with you.

Holy Baptism is customarily administered on the First Sunday after the Epiphany, at the Easter Vigil, on the Feast of Pentecost, and on All Saints’ Day (or the following Sunday). Occasionally, Holy Baptism is administered at other times, depending on the circumstances. Active participation in the life of the Christian community is expected of all candidates and sponsors.


This is the Rite used at Grace for Holy Baptism

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/baptism.pdf


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Confirmation & Reception

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Christian Marriage (Holy Matrimony)

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Grace Church offers a special and beautiful setting for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony, including full catering and reception facilities at Canterbury Hall.  A ninety-day notice is required. Please contact the parish office for more information.


The Rector and the clergy are available for premarital, marriage, and individual counseling. We also can recommend licensed, professional counselors as well. Please contact the parish office to learn more. 


For the Rite used for Christian Marriage at Grace Church click on the link below

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/marriage.pdf


Reconciliation (Confession)

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Burial and Funeral Services

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 “HE WILL WIPE EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES. THERE WILL BE NO MORE DEATH OR MOURNING OR CRYING OR PAIN, FOR THE OLD ORDER OF THINGS HAS PASSED AWAY.” – REVELATION 21:4


Please contact the parish office at 813-971-8484 to make the necessary arrangements.