Baptism of Teo Nikola Paulić
…It is a speedy redemption, a simple remedy, a liquid fire that burns away sin, a song that purifies the conscience, a garment that never wears out.
During Holy Mass on Sunday March 1st, 2020 the parish community of St. Nicholas Tavelich in Winnipeg, through the act of baptism, welcomed its newest member Teo Nikola Paulić. Teo is the first son of Paul Paulić and Nikolina (nee Simunić). Father Peter Nemćek administered the sacrament of baptism to little Teo.
We congratulate the Paulić family and we pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary to watch over you.
Fifth century Bishop Basil of Seleucia has this to say about the power of the Sacrament of Baptism: “Upon the cross Christ triumphed over all human sin. He has cast our sins into the depths of the sea. For he has washed them away in the saving waters of baptism. Consider what baptism is and proclaim its grace. All blessings are contained in it. It purifies the world; it restores nature. It is a speedy redemption, a simple remedy, a liquid fire that burns away sin, a song that purifies the conscience, a garment that never wears out. It is a womb that conceives without passion, a tomb in which those who are buried are born again. It is the ocean in which sins are drowned, the element that witnesses to the devil’s defeat. It is the seal of him who takes possession of the fortress the unfailing advocate before the Judge. It is the stream that extinguishes the fires of hell, the grace that gives admission to the supper of the Lord. It is a mystery, both old and new, foreshadowed even in the time of Moses. To Christ our God be glory forever, through endless ages.” Amen.
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