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synonyms for baptism

  • ablution
  • christening
  • debut
  • dedication
  • immersion
  • introduction
  • launching
  • purgation
  • purge
  • purification
  • ritual
  • sanctification
  • sprinkling
  • baptismal
  • lustration
  • rite of passage
See also synonyms for: baptismal
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To get to know the community, the photographers attended baptisms, funerals and weddings.
AT THE SMITHSONIAN, A PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT OF EAST BALTIMORE, DECADES BEFORE THE DAWN OF THE SELFIE ERAKELSEY ABLESAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They accepted baptism as a sort of sacred pledge of friendship and alliance with the French.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
There was a private baptism in his library one Sunday afternoon, and she was christened Amy Eudora.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
Private baptism at his birth was first administered, fearing his immediate death.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The priest may be obliged to administer baptism, to hear confession, to give the Viaticum and Extreme Unction.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
So the Earl being thus beset chose to accept baptism, and was baptized there and then with all his men.
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
Wheresoever he landed, summoned he a Thing, & at it offered the people baptism in the true Faith.
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
To all those who asked it and were willing to accept baptism gave King Olaf quarter.
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
Then the King answered: Thou wilt accept baptism as I trow and thereafter be my man?
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
Hundreds of both sexes were thrown into the Loire, and this was called republican marriage and republican baptism.
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
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