baptismal baptismal  /bæp ˈtɪz məl/


  • (adj) of or relating to baptism


  1. Standing over the deceased, he calls the pontiff by his baptismal name three times.
  2. One informant even claims that Riina is Brusca's baptismal godfather.
  3. The mural, unveiled with impressive ceremonies, forms the background to the church's baptismal pool.


  1. False Profit: How an El Mirage Preacher Swindled Followers

    Guadalupe Davila Jr. isn't standing at the pulpit of his small church in El Mirage preaching to the congregation about living a godly life. He isn't inside the baptismal font, waist-deep in water and immersing new members and cleansing them of their sins. And he's not at the church's learning cen...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Phoenix New Times

  2. Marva Jean Hutchens

    Rev. Marva Jean Hutchens is pictured near the baptismal font and pulpit at United Methodist Church of Grand Rapids where she has served as pastor for 11 years.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Grand Rapids Herald-Review


  1. "God stalked me like he had a giant baptismal rife," Beck says. "I thwarted him. I led people astray as much I could but he kept putting Mormons in my way."
    on May 11, 2007 By: Beck Source: Salt Lake Tribune

  2. "The Episcopal Church is concerned with the issue of violation of human rights because it is part of our baptismal covenant as Christians to 'respect the dignity of every human being' and because it has been a consistent concern of our sister...
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: Katharine Jefferts Schori Source: Episcopal News Service

  3. Setting the tone for the issue that has deeply divided not just Anglicans in Canada but around the world, Hutchison asked Canadian Anglicans "to remember your baptismal commitment to 'seek and serve Christ in all persons' and to 'respect the dignity...
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Andrew Hutchison Source: Episcopal News Service

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