Sentence Examples

  • The annual baptisms of adult heathen are 190,000; those of heathen children at the point of death, 450,000.
  • Their churches are non -parochial, and they can perform such rites as baptisms, marriages, &c., only by permission of the parish priest, who is entitled to receive all fees due in respect of these ministrations.
  • Baptisms were usually conferred at Easter and in the season of Pentecost which ensued, and by the bishop or by priests and deacons commissioned by him.
  • We hear of all three feasts being habitually chosen in Jerusalem early in the 4th century, but fifty years later baptisms seem to have been almost confined to Easter.
  • In acts of martyrdom, as late as the age of Decius, we read of baptisms in rivers, in lakes and in the sea.

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