Monday, February 23, 2015

Baptism symbolism

I'm working on a project for ASOR and ran across this:

"[The new life of a baptized believer is] symbolized in many ways, both in ritual and text, this is also illuminated through the octagonal shape of baptisteries and fonts, as the number eight indicates the first day of the new creation."—ASOR blog (unfortunately, you have to be a member to read the whole article)

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I never noticed that before, had you? So much to learn...
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