These sacraments are important and sacred milestones in the Christian life.
Baptisms are performed, from time to time, at the beginning of the Sunday morning 10:30 service using the liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer. In certain circumstances, private baptisms can also be arranged at other times of the week. Baptism is the initiation rite into the Christian religion. Those who come forward for baptism, or who bring their children forward, are expected to live a Christian lifestyle and to participate in the life of St Olave’s parish.
The Rector leads baptized youth in Grade 6 and up through Confirmation study once every two to three years, according to when the area Bishop is available. Confirmation is an ancient rite that includes the laying on of hands by a Christian Bishop who is a successor of the Apostles. It is intended for those who, having come to the years of discretion, are willing to acknowledge openly the vows made for them at their baptism. It is intended that, by the strengthening of the Holy Spirit, they may be equipped to fight valiantly as soldiers of Christ, and become faithful servants for the rest of their lives.
The traditional beauty of St. Olave’s and spacious interior make it an ideal wedding venue. Couples interested in having an Anglican wedding are encouraged to speak to the Rector. Some marriage instruction classes may be required.
For more information on any of the above sacraments, please contact our Rector, The Rev’d Rob Mitchell, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-769-5686 ext. 1.