SACRAMENTS

Baptism and Communion
Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. Infants and Children may be baptized in the Episcopal Church. All those who have been baptized in any church, including infants, may receive Holy Communion, the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood.

Confirmation and Reception
Those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their baptism through the rite of Confirmation. Those who have made such an affirmation in another Christian tradition may be Received into membership of the Episcopal Church. Both Confirmation and Reception include prayer and the laying on of hands by the Bishop.

Weddings
Holy Matrimony is celebrated at the Cathedral in accordance with the laws of the State and the policies of the Church. Remarriage of the divorced is permitted with the consent of the bishop. A service for The Blessing of a Civil Marriage is also available.
The planning and celebration of Weddings and Blessings are undertaken in consultation with the clergy, using only the services approved by the Episcopal Church.

Reconciliation and Healing
Reconciliation (Confession) is available to those who desire it by appointment with the clergy.
The sacramental rite of Healing (Unction) through anointing and laying on of hands is available upon request to those who desire it. On occasion, this rite is included within the 10 am Sunday Liturgy.

Funerals
Christian Burial, as well as the Burial of One Who Does Not Profess the Christian Faith, are provided by the Cathedral in accordance with the authorized services of the Church.
Please contact the Cathedral Office or one of the clergy to inquire about these sacraments and services.

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