Renewal of Baptismal Promises

 

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who renew their baptismal promises according to formula in use; but a plenary indulgence is granted, if this is done either: in the celebration of the Paschal Vigil or on the anniversary of one's baptism.

 

I, N. N., who through the tender mercy of the Eternal Father was privileged to be baptized "in the name of the Lord Jesus" (Acts 19, 5) and thus to share in the dignity of His divine Sonship, wish now in the presence of this same loving Father and of his only-begotten Son to renew in all sincerity the promises I solemnly made at the time of my holy Baptism.

 

I, therefore, now do once again renounce Satan; I renounce all his works;

I renounce all his allurements.

 

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born into this world and who suffered and died for my sins and rose again. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.

 

Having been buried with Christ unto death and raised up with him unto a new life, I promise to live no longer for myself or for that world which is the enemy of God but for him who died for me and rose again, serving God, my heavenly Father, faithfully and unto death in the holy Catholic Church.

Taught by our Savior's command and formed by the word of God,

I now dare to say:

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

{Prayer Source: Enchiridion of Indulgences, June 29, 1968}

BAPTISMAL PRAYER

{From the Book of Common Prayer}

 

Almighty God, who by our baptism into the death and resurrection of Thy Son Jesus Christ dost turn us from the old life of sin: Grant that we, being reborn to new life in Him, may live in righteousness and holiness all our days; through the same Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

THE BAPTISM OF JESUS

 

"Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. John tried to prevent him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?" Jesus said to him in reply, "Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness," Then he allowed him. After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened {for him}, and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove {and} coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased." Matthew 3:13-17

"The Lord was Baptized, not to be cleansed Himself, but to cleanse the waters, so that those waters, cleansed by the flesh of Christ which knew no sin, might have the power of Baptism." ~Saint Ambrose of Milan

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