noun. ['ˈbæptɪzəm'] a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth.
- βαπτισμός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- βαπτίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Words that Rhyme with Baptism
Example sentences of the word baptism
1. Noun, singular or mass
Include a picture of the baby on the day of the baptism.
Quotes containing the word baptism
1. Writing novels is much the same. You gather up bones and make your gate, but no matter how wonderful the gate might be, that alone doesn't make it a living breathing novel. A story is not something of this world. A real story requires a kind of magical baptism to link the world on this side with the world on the other side.
- Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart
2. The Church does not dispense the sacrament of baptism in order to acquire for herself an increase in membership but in order to consecrate a human being to God and to communicate to that person the divine gift of birth from God.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child