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Baptyzmalny charakter Wigilii Paschalnej
Baptismal character of the Paschal Vigil

Author(s): Kazimierz Matwiejuk
Subject(s): Pastoral Theology
Published by: Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne w Łodzi
Keywords: baptismal font; baptism; neophyte; new man; religious ceremony; Paschal Vigil

Summary/Abstract: A human life is immersed in the world of signs. They are means of interpersonal communication.The signs are also present in the liturgy. One of them is water. This element of the universe created byGod, Jesus Christ made an effective sign of His grace. The power of the Holy Spirit accompanies thewashing with the baptismal water. Its sanctifying power makes a neophyte a new creature, a child ofGod. Water as a liturgical sign appears in the liturgy of Paschal Vigil, where it is explained throughliturgical texts. The contents marked with this sign actualize in the Baptism ceremony.

  • Issue Year: 26/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 151-171
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish