Baptism
Baptism (from the Greek noun βάπτισμα baptisma; see below) is a Christian sacrament of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water, into the Christian Church generally and also a ...
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Diandra Bancu - "Up in the Air" - Next Star
Diandra Bancu is 11 years old and comes from Roman, Romania. The jury at Next Star are amazed by her talent . She has an incredible voice, and that's not all ! Diandra has interpreted a piece from the...
Nitukuriruka by Beatrice Wangui (jordan)
Nitukuriruka by Beatrice Wangui (jordan)
History of Baptism
The Christian rite of baptism has similarities to Tevilah, a Jewish purification ritual of immersing in water which is required for conversion, but differs in that Tviliah is repeatable, while baptism...
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Mikvah
Mikveh or mikvah (Hebrew: מִקְוֶה / מקווה,  mikve,  miqwe, pl. mikva'ot or (Yiddish) mikves, lit. "a collection") is a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion in Judaism. In ...
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Baptism in early Christianity
Baptism has been part of Christianity from the start, as shown by the many mentions in the Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline epistles. Christians consider Jesus to have instituted the sacrament of ...
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Lutheranism
Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity that identifies with the theology of Martin Luther, a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer, and theologian.Luther's efforts to reform the theo...
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Aspersion
Aspersion (la. aspergere/aspersio), in a religious context, is the act of sprinkling with water, especially holy water. Aspersion is a method used in baptism as an alternative to immersion or affusion...
Affusion
Affusion (la. affusio) is a method of baptism where water is poured on the head of the person being baptized. The word "affusion" comes from the Latin affusio, meaning "to pour on". Affusion is one o...
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Immersion baptism
Immersion baptism (also known as baptism by immersion or, if the immersion is total, baptism by submersion) is a method of baptism that is distinguished from baptism by affusion (pouring) and by asper...
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Covenant theology
Covenant theology (also known as Covenantalism, Federal theology, or Federalism) is a Calvinist conceptual overview and interpretive framework for understanding the overall flow of the Bible. It uses ...
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Baptism (Mormonism)
In Mormonism, baptism is recognized as the first of several ordinances (rituals) of the gospel.
Much of the theology of Mormon baptism was established during the early Latter Day Saint movement fo...
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Initiation
Initiation is a rite of passage marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society. It could also be a formal admission to adulthood in a community or one of its formal components. In an extended ...
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Baptistery
In Christian architecture the baptistery or baptistry (Old French baptisterie; Latin baptisterium; Greek βαπτιστήριον, 'bathing-place, baptistery', from βαπτίζειν, 'to baptize') is the separate centra...
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St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness
St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness is an oil painting by Hieronymus Bosch. The painting was acquired by the Spanish collector Lázaro Galdiano in 1913. It is on display in the Museo Lázaro Galdian...
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Baptismal clothing
Baptismal clothing is apparel worn by Christian proselytes (and in some cases, by clergy members also) during the ceremony of baptism. White clothes are generally worn because the person being baptize...
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Lutheran Orthodoxy
Lutheran orthodoxy was an era in the history of Lutheranism, which began in 1580 from the writing of the Book of Concord and ended at the Age of Enlightenment. Lutheran orthodoxy was paralleled by sim...
Consolamentum
Consolamentum, known as heretication to its Christian opponents, was the unique sacrament of the Cathars. In common with Christianity, Cathars believed in original sin, and, like Gnostics, believed te...
Matthew 3
Matthew 3 is the third chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament. It is the first chapter dealing with the ministry of Jesus with events taking place some three decades after the close of ...
Lutheranism by region
Lutheranism is present throughout various regions of the world. With an estimated 72.3 million adherents, it constitutes one of the largest Protestant denominations.
Namibia has the highest pr...
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Battistero di San Giovanni (Siena)
The Battistero di San Giovanni (Italian: "Baptistry of St. John") is a religious building in Siena, Italy. It is located in the square with the same name, near the final spans of the choir of the cit...
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Baptist beliefs
The beliefs of Baptist churches are not completely consistent from one Baptist church to another. Baptists do not have a central governing authority, unlike most other denominations.However, Baptists ...
Baptism of Poland
The Christianization of Poland (Polish: chrystianizacja Polski) refers to the introduction and subsequent spread of Christianity in Poland. The impetus to the process was the Baptism of Poland (Polish...
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Catechumen
In ecclesiology, a catechumen (/ˌkætɨˈkjuːmən, -mɛn/; via Latin catechumenus from Greek κατηχούμενος katēkhoumenos, "one being instructed", from κατά kata, "down" and ἦχος ēkhos, "sound") is one recei...
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Covenant (biblical)
A biblical covenant is a religious covenant that is described in the Bible. All Abrahamic religions consider biblical covenants important. Of the covenants found in the Pentateuch or Torah, the Noahic...
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Chrisom
Anciently, a chrisom, or "chrisom-cloth," was the face-cloth, or piece of linen laid over a child's head when he or she was baptised or christened. Originally, the purpose of the chrisom-cloth was to ...
Matthew 3:17
Matthew 3:17 is the seventeenth, and final, verse of the third chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament. Jesus has just been baptized by John the Baptist and in this verse God announces t...
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Dance of the Seven Veils
The Dance of the Seven Veils is a term used to refer to the dance performed by Salome before Herod Antipas. It is an elaboration on the biblical story of the execution of John the Baptist, which refer...
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Annika (given name)
Annika is a feminine name that means favor or grace. It is the Dutch and Swedish pet form of Anna and is also spelled Anneke in the Netherlands. The origin is supposedly Sanskrit and is used commonly ...
Salome with the Head of John the Baptist (Caravaggio), Madrid
Salome with the Head of John the Baptist (Madrid), c. 1609, is a painting by the Italian master Caravaggio in the Palacio Real, Madrid.The early Caravaggio biographer Giovanni Bellori, writing in 1672...
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