Baptismal Font

It is oftenly found in a special room, at the north-west of the Church's nave.
During baptismal rites the priest recites certain prayers to sanctify the water and the baptized person.
The baptized person (or his godfather) renounces Satan, i.e. rejects him, declaring his faith in God, Church and resurrection of the dead.
The baptized person is immersed in water three times, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, signifying that he is buried with the Lord for three days.
Receptacle for baptismal water, normally made of stone, more rarely of metal. From early times, baptism is by immersion. It was a large basin below ground-level in which the neophyte stood within the water.


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  • Baptismal Font — • A basin or vase, serving as a receptacle for baptismal water in which the candidate for baptism is immersed, or over which he is washed, in the ceremony of Christian initiation Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Baptismal Font      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Baptismal font — A baptismal font is an article of church furniture or a fixture used for the baptism of children and adults. Aspersion and aspersion fontsThe fonts of many Christian denominations are intended for baptisms using a non immersion method, such as… …   Wikipedia

  • baptismal font — noun bowl for baptismal water • Syn: ↑baptistry, ↑baptistery, ↑font • Hypernyms: ↑basin …   Useful english dictionary

  • baptismal font — noun a church article for the baptism of children and adults …   Wiktionary

  • baptismal font —  Крещальная купель …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Font (disambiguation) — Font may mean:* Font in typography, a complete character set in a particular point size, in a particular typeface * Computer font * Unicode typefaces (also known as, Unicode fonts) * Font (HTML), an HTML element * Baptismal font, a container for… …   Wikipedia

  • font-stone — fontˈ stone noun (religion) A baptismal font made of stone • • • Main Entry: ↑font …   Useful english dictionary

  • font- — *font germ.?, Substantiv: nhd. Quelle, Taufbecken; ne. well (Neutrum), baptismal font; Interferenz: Lehnwort lat. fōns; Etymologie: s. lat. fōns, Maskulinum, Quell …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • font — n. bowl a baptismal font * * * [fɒnt] [ bowl ] a baptismal font …   Combinatory dictionary

  • font — font1 /font/, n. 1. a receptacle, usually of stone, as in a baptistery or church, containing the water used in baptism. 2. a receptacle for holy water; stoup. 3. a productive source: The book is a font of useful tips for travelers. 4. the… …   Universalium

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