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baptismal font

Definitions

  • THE BAPTISMAL FONT
    THE BAPTISMAL FONT
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n baptismal font bowl for baptismal water
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Usage

In literature:

Taddeo Gaddi, the most important of Giotto's scholars, was born in 1300, and was held at the baptismal font by Giotto himself.
"The Old Masters and Their Pictures" by Sarah Tytler
I bore him to the font, and in my arms he received his baptismal appellation.
"Aunt Rachel" by David Christie Murray
Then bishops bless the fountains, leading up The Heathens to the blest baptismal Font.
"La Chanson de Roland" by Léon Gautier
The font is still used for baptisms, the present Lady Chapel being also the parish church.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Southwark Cathedral" by George Worley
They pulled up some nettles, and discovered a stone basin, a baptismal font, out of which plants were sprouting.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Will you hold the new baby at the baptismal font and thus do me the honour of becoming my compare?
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
In 1806 he received his first commission for religious subjects, which consisted of two baptismal fonts for a church in the island of Fionia.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
In effect this rite was a repetition of baptism, the water of the font alone being omitted.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
In the middle is the cavity of the old baptismal font.
"A Little Tour in France" by Henry James
The baptism took place at noon, at a stone font in the church of the monastery.
"Richard II" by Jacob Abbott
They served for episcopal chairs, or to receive the bones of a saint, or to become baptismal fonts.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
The valves are frequently used for baptismal fonts, and are sometimes burned to make lime.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 41 of 55, 1691-1700" by Various
One dog took a header into the baptismal font, which was full of stale water.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
You promised me that you would hold me over the baptismal font.
"The Iron Pincers" by Eugène Sue
The oratory formerly made use of by this monarch to-day contains the baptismal fonts.
"Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country" by Francis Miltoun
Conspicuous at the vestibule or by the altar, stands the baptismal font.
"The Hearth-Stone" by Samuel Osgood
Not very long ago a child was brought to the font for baptism.
"Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature" by Charles W. Bardsley
They very readily take their new-born babies to the baptismal font, and they never refuse to bury their dead in the cemetery.
"Reports on the Maya Indians of Yucatan" by Santiago Mendez
Radbod, at the baptismal font, 100; declines the Christian's heaven, 100.
"Library Notes" by A. P. Russell
It contains a beautiful baptismal font of silver, with four richly carved holy-water fonts.
"Argentina" by W. A. Hirst
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In poetry:

How much more the Jew, who forcibly
Tears from the holy font a Christian child,
And breaks the sacramental bond of baptism;
For all what's done to children is by force -
I mean except what the church does to children.
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Baptisms at the traditional font, with remains from the one in which Luther was baptized (see page 37), or the immersion font are part of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany's new Center for Baptism, which opened at Sts.
In fact, after being baptized he reached toward the baptismal font wanting more.
Vancouver British Columbia Temple, Baptismal font, April 2010.
Toward the end of May, 1970, I stood waist high in water in a baptismal font of a temple in Hamilton, New Zealand, while the name of my deceased father was read aloud.
Vancouver British Columbia Temple, Baptismal font, April 2010, Photos by IRI.
I wanted to get a seat in the back, right beside the baptismal font.
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