Easter Vespers with a Procession
to the Baptismal Font:
a Liturgical Practice Worth Retrieving?
This article continues the discussion on Easter baptismal Vespers that included a procession to the baptismal font. After a representative review of the contributions of various authors on the matter, the paper explores the theological fecundity of the ancient practice with a view to reviving it in our day. However, the author argues that the recovery of the Easter baptismal Vespers needs to be accompanied by the rediscovery and the deepening of the spirituality of baptism. In addition, the baptistery, a liturgical space neglected in many churches, would need to regain its pride of place as the maternal womb of the Church.