The Holy Sacraments represent key milestones in one’s faith journey. We perform the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and marriage. Baptism is the beginning of one’s life in the church, confirmation is the reaffirmation of the beliefs they were brought up with, and marriage joins together two people with one goal of Giving Glory to God.
"The sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace."
The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
"Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s body, the Church." Baptisms may take place on Sundays during the worship service. It is especially appropriate on the following days:
The Easter Vigil
The Day of Pentecost
All Saints Day
The First Sunday after Epiphany
In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected when duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibility of their baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop.
Confirmations are done during the visitation of the Bishop. To participate in the confirmation course contact the office.
If you wish to be married at St. Martin’s, contact Fr. Lee as early as possible to schedule the date. Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God. In the Episcopal Church, it is required that at least one of the parties be a baptized Christian, that the ceremony be attested by at least two witnesses, and that the marriage conform to the laws of the State and Canons of this church. The diocese of Virginia requires participation in a course of pre-marital counseling. If this is a second marriage for either of the parties, permission from the bishop is required.