Holy Baptism is one of the seven sacraments recognized by The Episcopal Church. “Sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 857). In Baptism, the outward and visible sign is water, in which the person is baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; the inward and spiritual grace is union with Christ in his death and resurrection, birth into God’s family the Church, forgiveness of sins, and new life in the Holy Spirit. Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.