Sacraments

Baptism

Please contact the parish to schedule baptisms.

Q. What is Holy Baptism?
A. Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us
as his children and makes us members of Christ’s Body,
the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God.

Q. What is required of us at Baptism?
A. It is required that we renounce Satan, repent of our sins,
and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

Q. Why then are infants baptized?
A. Infants are baptized so that they can share citizenship in
the Covenant, membership in Christ, and redemption
by God.

Holy Eucharist

All baptized Christians may receive Holy Communion in the Episcopal Church.

Q. What is the Holy Eucharist?
A. The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament commanded by
Christ for the continual remembrance of his life, death,
and resurrection, until his coming again.

Q. What are the benefits which we receive in the Lord’s Supper?
A. The benefits we receive are the forgiveness of our sins, the strengthening of our union with Christ and one another, and the foretaste of the heavenly banquet which is our nourishment in eternal life.

Q. What is required of us when we come to the Eucharist?
A. It is required that we should examine our lives, repent
of our sins, and be in love and charity with all people.

Confirmation

Please contact the parish to schedule confirmation.

Q. What is Confirmation?
A. Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature
commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the
Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands
by a bishop.

Q. What is required of those to be confirmed?
A. It is required of those to be confirmed that they have
been baptized, are sufficiently instructed in the Christian
Faith, are penitent for their sins, and are ready to affirm
their confession of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

Holy Matrimony

Please contact the parish with inquiries about marriage.

Q. What is Holy Matrimony?
A. Holy Matrimony is Christian marriage, in which
two people enter into a life-long union, make their
vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace
and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows.

Confessions

Please contact the parish to schedule a private confession. 

Q. What is Reconciliation of a Penitent?
A. Reconciliation of a Penitent, or Penance, is the rite in
which those who repent of their sins may confess them
to God in the presence of a priest, and receive the
assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution.

Unction of the Sick

Please contact the parish in case of an emergency at 910.995.3674 or 919.619.1158

Q. What is Unction of the Sick?
A. Unction is the rite of anointing the sick with oil, or the
laying on of hands, by which God’s grace is given for the
healing of spirit, mind, and body.

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