I’ve been working on the baptism of Jesus Christ (Matthew 4:13-ff) for part of my own studies and found this a great summary of baptism in the early church over at Euangelion: Baptism in the Ancient Church If you missed it last month you should take a read.
Since the early church often looked at that baptism as a model to follow it is interesting to reference this list as an extension to the baptism of Christ.
- Fasting and Prayer
- Renouncing the Devil
- Credo (proclaiming Christ as Lord)
- New Robe
- Annointing with oil
- Laying on of Hands
- The Lord’s Supper
It’s interesting to note that the only “ceremony” Jesus’ baptism entailed was prayer. I’ll post more on that later.