Service Schedule:
Sundays, 10 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
&
Sunday school

Office hours:

Sun & Thurs
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Phone:
(401) 461-3142

Email: office@church-transfig.org

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The Church of the Transfiguration
The Episcopal Church in Edgewood, RI
1665 Broad Street, Edgewood, RI 02905

Baptism - Confirmation - Marriage
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 Baptism

"Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body, the Church."
(The Book of Common Prayer, p. 298)

In the Episcopal Church, baptisms are performed on specific days appointed in The Book of Common Prayer.  For the 2015 liturgical year, Church of the Transfiguration will offer the sacrament of baptism on the following days:

  • The Baptism of our Lord, Sunday, January 10, 2016
  • Easter Eve, Saturday, March 26, 2016
  • The Day of Pentecost, Sunday, May 15, 2016
  • All Saint's Sunday, Sunday, November 6, 2016

If you are planning on preparing for Baptism, please contact the church office at least one month in advance in order to prepare for the event.

Confirmation

"...those baptized at an early age are expected...to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop." (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 412)

Qualifications for Confirmation:

Those desiring Confirmation must meet the following guidelines:

  • The candidate has been baptized
  • The candidate is at least 16 years of age
  • The candidate has completed a course of instruction

The Sacrament of Confirmation occurs during the bishop's annual visit.  Additional dates are appointed by the diocese.  Please contact the church office for more information.

Marriage

"Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between [two persons] in the presence of God." (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 422)

To be married in the Episcopal Church, the following are required:

  • One of the parties must be a baptized Christian
  • The ceremony must be attested by two witnesses (18 years of age or older)
  • The marriage must conform to the laws of the State of Rhode Island
  • Both parties are committed to establishing a Christian marriage

The ceremony is performed within the tradition of the Episcopal Church and follows the liturgy as contained in The Book of Common Prayer.  A priest or a bishop conducts the marriage ceremony.  If desired, readings from the Old and New Testaments may be read by members of the wedding party or family members.  With the priest's guidance, the couple may decide the ceremony readings, hymns, processional and recessional music, and soloists. The service may include the Holy Eucharist.

A minimum of six hours of pre-marital counseling with clergy is required.  During these meetings, the priest will provide guidance concerning the nature of Christian marriage and help cultivate an understanding and commitment to marriage.


Couples desiring to be married at Church of the Transfiguration should notify the church office at least six months prior to the planned wedding date.  Please contact the church office through email or phone for more information and our fee schedule.

 

 

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