A baptism in St Magnus Cathedral - SMC208

This is a baptism taking place in St Magnus Cathedral. During baptisms water from the font is poured over the child's head in an act of purification.

Baptism is the act of admitting a candidate to the Church. It can be performed by either submersion, immersion or affusion. Affusion is the act of pouring water over the

St Magnus Cathedral contains two fonts. One is carved from wood and is located in the nave, the other is made from marble and sandstone and stands in the presbytery.

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