Baptismal Ecclesiology and the Order of Christian Funerals
this work, Fr. Stephen S. Wilbricht, csc, emphasizes the link between
Baptism and death, assisting Christians in grasping who we are called to be in
this life as disciples and who we are promised to become in eternal life as
author points out the centrality of baptismal identity to the funeral liturgy,
he makes apparent that the union established at Baptism continues until all
reach Christ. Such an appreciation for life in the Body of Christ will help the
community recognize both their responsibilities at the death of a member and
the union that remains with that member as all journey to the divine. Wilbricht
explores the Church's theology of Baptism and death, and provides pastoral
suggestions that will encourage communities to carry out their commitment to
care for the grieving and bury the dead.
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