Sentence Examples

  • We have already spoken of the eucharistic celebrations of which the cubicula were the scene; and still existing baptisteries prove that the other sacrament was also administered there.
  • The font itself is interesting for its early form, one common in the chief baptisteries of northern Italy: like an island in the centre of the great octagonal tank is a lobed marble receptacle, in which the officiating priest stood while he immersed the catechumens.
  • Baptisteries belong to a period of the church when great numbers of adult catechumens were baptized, and when immersion was the rule.
  • After the 9th century few baptisteries were built, the most noteworthy of later date being those at Pisa, Florence, Padua, Lucca and Parma.
  • Some of the older baptisteries were very large, so large that we hear of councils and synods being held in them.

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