Baptism SquareBaptism is the first of the seven sacraments – the “door” which gives access to the other sacraments. Baptism unites us with Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justification. Through baptism, one receives the remission of original and personal sin, begins a new life in Christ and the Holy Spirit, and is incorporated into the Church, the body of Christ.

Baptismal preparation guidelines vary according to age. A Baptismal Preparation Class is required for all first-time parents wishing to have their child baptized and for any parent who has not taken the Baptismal Preparation Class within the last three years. The classes are offered at Church of the Resurrection, 3501 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, on the first Tuesday of most months at 6:30 p.m. To schedule a baptism or for more information, please email Deacon Kevin at or call 757-484-7335.