What is an Episcopalian? The Baptismal Covenant

Interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church or the foundations of the Christian faith? Join The Revs Laurel and Colin Mathewson on a 12-week exploration of Anglican Christian tradition on Wednesday nights starting January 15 at 6-8 pm in the Guild Room. The course is free, a light supper will be served ($5 donation), and child care is available upon request. ALL ARE WELCOME!  Register online at stpaulcathedral.org/whatis.   Questions? Contact Colin at mathewsonc@stpaulcathedral.org, or 619-977-8173.

The Baptismal Covenant 

Beginning in the 70s, those baptized in the Episcopal Church signed up for (or if they were infants, their sponsors took on) quite an ambitious commitment that has remained an elegant summary of what Episcopalians believe it means to be Christian. This Baptismal Covenant (found on pp. 304-5 of the Book of Common Prayer) reminds us of God’s call to all Christians to be faithful, humble, truthful, joyful, helpful, and fair in our relationships with friends, strangers, and all the world around us. In fact, this Covenant has become so integral to Episcopal identity that the whole church recommits itself to it every time there is a baptism during the year. What’s your favorite part of the Covenant? Which lines challenge you most? Learn more and join the discussion during this session of the What is an Episcopalian? series that starts January 15!

 The Rev. Colin Mathewson

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