Had my baptism of fire my first day here when an entire munition plant exploded ... I go to the front tomorrow.
To Jewish genealogist Gary Motokoff, the conversation is over one word: baptism.
To Peterson, the baptism is sacred and willingly blind to religion.
If I find the natural daughter of one of two women, how can I deny her baptism?
Worsley memorably described the same nightmare as “our baptism—the beginning of the ordeal by water.”
She also told Vogue magazine that the former prime minister attended the baptism of her girls in the River Jordan in 2010.
And right after his stabbing spree, Hannibal goes outside in the rain—a baptism.
Then there are days that you have a baptism and your on top of the world wishing you never had to come down.
Luqman explained that there was a baptism for a newborn baby.
After the Christmas season, the next time Jesus crops up on the church calendar is at his baptism, 29 years later.
c.1300, bapteme, from Old French batesme, bapteme (11c., Modern French baptême), from Latin baptismus, from Greek baptismos, noun of action from baptizein (see baptize). The -s- restored in later 14c.
Figurative sense is from late 14c. The Anglo-Saxons used fulluht in this sense (John the Baptist was Iohannes se Fulluhtere). Phrase baptism of fire "a soldier's first experience of battle" (1857) translates French baptême de feu; the phrase originally was ecclesiastical Greek baptisma pyros and meant "the grace of the Holy Spirit as imparted through baptism." Later it was used of martyrdom, especially by burning.
The ceremony of initiation into Christianity; in most Christian churches, it is considered a sacrament. Persons baptized either have water poured on them or are immersed in water; some groups of Christians insist on immersion. The effect of baptism, in Christian belief, is to cleanse persons of their sins, so that they are born into a new life with Jesus. Most churches baptize members when they are infants, but some groups, like the Baptists, insist on adult baptism. Jesus himself was baptized. (See John the Baptist.)