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Letter from the Curate – March 2016

In the very early Church, Easter was regarded as the principal occasion for baptism. It was the great high feast, on which day the bishop would baptise all those wishing to become Christians in his city (dioceses being somewhat smaller back then), and for the reconciliation of those who had been excluded from the church for any serious faults. Thus the period of Lent, immediately preceding Easter, was characteristically described as one of (more…)