Baptismal Blessing

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby teaches about the meaning and significance of baptism in the video below. He concludes with a beautiful baptismal blessing that originated from the Church of Scotland:

“For you Jesus Christ came into the world. For you he lived and showed God’s love. For you he suffered the darkness of Calvary and cried at the last, ‘It is accomplished.’ For you he triumphed over death and rose to new life. For you he reigns at God’s right hand. All this he did for you, though you do not know it yet.”

Anglican baptism services follow traditional liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer. Usually that means the parents of the child being baptized offer confessions of their Christian faith—they verbally reject the devil, deceit, and sin, they submit to Jesus Christ, and they commit to lead their child to do so as well.