The Book of Common Prayer defines holy baptism as “the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ's Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God.” As we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Bishop Pierre Whalon reflects on this sacrament. Why was Jesus baptized at all? What does His baptism have to do with our own? And what does our baptism mean for us here and now – in short, what does it mean to “be baptized into the body” in 21st century Paris? Join us for a discussion of grace, redemption, ecumenism and vocation.
Sunday, January 13, 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room of the American Cathedral.
The Cathedral Forum is a weekly lecture series with topics that range from theology, politics and spirituality to economics and literature. The forum regularly features prominent speakers from academia, the media, and journalism.