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Wed, Aug 05


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Baptistries & Christian Identity

Enjoy an in-depth virtual visit to some of the most ancient & important Christian sites of worship: baptistries! Learn about the fundamental importance of the Christian sacrament of Baptism & how it helped shape identity & culture in the West. Part 5 in our Catholic Imagination & Beauty series.

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Baptistries & Christian Identity
Baptistries & Christian Identity

Time & Location

Aug 05, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Online Conference Room

About the Event

Enjoy a high-quality virtual visit to the treasures of Christian Culture.  Rather than traveling thousands of miles, across seas and oceans only to walk thousands of steps to visit the off-the-beaten-path wonders, now you can make that journey from the comfort of your home!  

Staying safe and staying home, you will enjoy a decade's worth of insights gleaned from leading pilgrims and patrons through the beauitful & compelling drama of sacred beauty. It is also a perfect opportunity to get some real *insider* information with a small group of online friends.

The theme of this virtual visit will focus on the famous baptistry of Late Antiquity & the Early Middle Ages: Rome, Ravenna, Aachen & Florence. Making use of the virtual tour provided by these places, we will explore the history, theology, philosophy, and art of this sacred space.  This visit will serve as a general introduction to the sacrament of baptism, how important it was to early Christians, the early development of Christian catechsis, and a foundation of what came to be known as 'Christendom'.

What's more, these baptistries are spread across all of Western Europe, making it difficult to visit them all in one trip.  We can take advantage of virtual technolgy to make a months' long pilgrimage in just an hour. This makes this visit a perfect excuse to enjoy the unmatched beauty of baptism, virtually, from home.

This is not a boring Zoom; this is a highly-interactive and highly-produced virtual cultural experience.

All the virtual walks will take place online, of course.  To participate you will need a computer with a good (fast) internet connection, and Zoom downloaded onto your computer or device. We recommend  that you have WhatsApp installed and working, but this is not necessary. 

Once you register, all the log-in details, instructions, and directions will be sent to you via email.

As a courtesy, if you plan to no longer participate in the virtual tour, we ask you to please provide us with a cancellation notice at least 24 hours before the event. We cannot guarantee refunds for cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice, though we will endeavor to do our best ! 


  • Small Group 1hr Virtual Visit

    This ticket includes admission to our online virtual visit, which will last approximately 45minutes, plus time for Q&A.

    +$0.30 service fee
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