at the E. J. Pratt Library, Victoria University










THE ORDINANCE OF BAPTISM. 1843

THE ORDINANCE OF BAPTISM

This print was taken from a drawing sent over by friends of the Baptist Missionary Society in Jamaica to the Committee of the Missionary Society. The following is a description of the print which is an incident in the life of Rev. William Knibb:
"It is 4.30 a.m., January 2nd, 1842. While the partial darkness of night reigned o'er sea and land and long before day dawned o'er the ocean and adjacent country the shores of the bay of Jamaica called 'Half-Moon Bay' presented the most interesting appearance. Thousands of persons had congregated themselves; a whisper might be heard. At the hour above-named, Mr. Knibb commenced the service.
One hundred and forty-five candidates were waiting to go down into the water with the pastor. The line of persons entering the water formed into a half-circle, in the centre of which stands the administrator, and one or two leaders or deacons on right and left conduct the candidates to him or lead them back to the shore to the houses prepared for their reception..." - Baptist Reporter, 1812.


THE REVD. ROBERT MOFFAT


THE ORDINANCE OF BAPTISM

THE RECEPTION OF THE REV. J. WILLIAMS AT TANNA
THE MASSACRE OF THE LAMENTED MISSIONARY
WRECK OF THE RELIANCE
LAUNCH OF THE TRAFALGAR
HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA
THE DESCENT FROM THE CROSS
 








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