Baptism is God's most beautiful and magnificent gift. We call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality, bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift. It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own; gracesince it is given even to the guilty; Baptism because sin is buried in the water; anointing for it is priestly and royal as are those who are anointed; enlightenment because it radiates light; clothing since it veils our shame; bath because it washes; and seal as it is our guard and the sign of God's Lordship.
St. Gregory Of Nazianzus, Oratio 40,3-4:PG 36,361C.
Congratulations to : - Lubos , William, Lexi-Mai, Saoirse, Mariah, Ophaelia, Ellie-Marie, Justin and Igor Jasnikowski , Children of our own Cathedral School of St Mary who celebrated the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion in a beautiful service on Friday 23rd October. Please pray for them at this special time.