St Edmund's Episcopal Church San Marino


HOLY WATER… Is just water, made holy by the reminder of our baptism associated with it. The priest or bishop has “blessed” it with a prayer that it may help us make that connection in renewal of our baptismal commitment. The water of baptism reminds us that we are adopted children of God, buried to sin and candidates for resurrection. Sometimes, it is kept in a bowl in the baptismal font, and sometimes in a stoup near the entrance to a church. People might dip their fingers into it and make the sign of the cross as the come or go from a church, as a form of prayer.