Life Events

British Sign Language (BSL) signs relating to life event services and ceremonies; such as Christenings/Baptisms/Dedications, Confirmations, Bar Mitzvahs, Weddings/Marriage, and Funerals

Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised. The ceremony of marking someone (child or adult) with water on the head, to show they have made a full commitment to Jesus Christ.

See also: Baptism / Baptize / Christening (Infant) and Baptism / Baptize (Full Immersion)

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Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised – RCS

Roman Catholic sign

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised. The Roman Catholic sign for the ceremony of marking someone with water on the head, to show they have made a full commitment to Jesus Christ.

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Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised (Full Immersion)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised (Full Immersion). The ceremony of immersing a person (usually adult, although some churches will baptize children if they are able to declare their faith) in water to show they have made a full commitment to Jesus Christ. Jesus himself was baptized by full immersion in the River Jordan.

Bible references include: Matthew 3:13-17

See also: Baptism / Baptize / Christening (Infant) and Baptism / Baptize

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Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised / Christening (Infant)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised / Christening (Infant). The ceremony of marking an infant or child with water as a promise to bring them up in the Christian faith and as a sign of their parents’ and godparents’ faith in Jesus Christ. Churches that practice infant baptism consider it to be a sacrament.

See also: Baptism / Baptize and Baptism / Baptize (Full Immersion)

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Bar Mitzvah

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bar Mitzvah. A ceremony to mark a Jewish boy as attaining adulthood and able to take part in religious duties.

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