Fr. Don described what Baptism was like in the 4th Century in Africa.
One of our parish's young adults, Chukwuma, played the part of a new Christian about to be baptized.
Chukwuma entered the Baptismal pool and was baptized in a re-enactment.
You can already see the JOY on his face as he portrays the newly-baptized person.
The newly-baptized person would put on new clothes, signifying that he is a new creation in God.
In the 4th Century, a new Christian would be immediately confirmed with oil and blessing.
The newly-baptized and newly-confirmed Christian would now be ready to live a Christ-like life and spread the Gospel.