Common Worship, Hardback Book


This desk-size volume contains the liturgy for all kinds of Christian Initiation.

It includes the well-known rites of Baptism and Confirmation, as well as a range of associated services to help Christians in the various stages of their journey of faith. These associated services included Rites on the Way, designed to be used with adults who have recently found faith.

These rites mark their coming to faith and help them on the journey towards baptism and confirmation.

Also included are various Rites of Affirmation, designed for those who wish to mark or reaffirm a Baptism that has already taken place. Services of Reconciliation and Restoration are also included, as they draw individuals back into the full baptismal life of the Christian community.

These include the Reconciliation of a Penitent (individual confession), and a corporate service of penitence for use during Advent and Lent or in preparation for mission or pilgrimage. Services included are:Thanksgiving for the Gift of a ChildRites Supporting Disciples on the Way of ChristHoly BaptismEmergency BaptismHoly Baptism and Confirmation, including a Vigil ServiceCelebration after an Initiation Service outside the ParishThanksgiving for Holy BaptismAdmission of the Baptized to CommunionA Form for the Corporate Renewal of Baptismal VowsAffirmation of Baptismal FaithReception into Communion of the Church of EnglandA Corporate Service of PenitenceThe Reconciliation of a PenitentA Celebration of Wholeness and Healing




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