Out of curiosity, when do you guys light the children's baptismal candles at home (if ever)? On their baptismal birthday or other days as well?
And - how do you distinguish the celebrations of their birth dates from the anniversary of their baptism? Any special traditions?
And regarding Pentecost and water traditions:
Part of the sermon today was on Jesus getting up at the Festival of Booths when the water was poured out and declaring He has the living water. (summarizing). Maybe this link is where the water imagery came from historically?
Great point! Of course, as our pastor pointed out on Pentecost, the really great miracle of Pentecost wasn't 12 (or 13) receiving tongues of fire, but THREE THOUSAND people being baptized. Praise God!