Baptism and Eucharist: Early Celebration and Practice

This workshop traced the first four centuries of Christian celebration and practice of Baptism and Eucharist. There was a special focus on the early church's understanding of conversion, the experience of the Catechumens, how the sacraments were first celebrated and understood, and the meaning of the many gestures and symbols used.

Going "back to the sources" can tell us much about worship practices. This workshop traced the first four centuries of Christian celebration and practice of Baptism and Eucharist. There was a special focus on the early church's understanding of conversion, the experience of the Catechumens, how the sacraments were first celebrated and understood, and the meaning of the many gestures and symbols used.

Presented at the 2009 Calvin Symposium on Worship.

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