Alexandra Sims and Taylor Oggs, fourth-graders at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES), were baptized during a Lower School Chapel ceremony Thursday, Nov. 17. The baptism took place at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church.
“The Lower School has been their spiritual home since they arrived at HIES and each came to me at the beginning of the semester telling me they felt God’s called to be baptized,” said the Rev. Timothy Seamans, Lower School chaplain. “After over two months of preparation, they were baptized.”
Author and HIES Director of Enrollment Management Beth-Sarah Wright preached during the service. Clergy presiding over the baptism were the Rev. Ricardo Bailey, HIES head chaplain, the Rev. John Thompson-Quartey, the Rev. Will Stanley (from HIES), and Seamans.
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, which educates boys and girls from 3 years old through graduation, is the largest Episcopal day school in the country and is located near Sandy Springs.
IDs: Pouring water is the Rev. Timothy Seamans. Blessing Taylor Oggs and Alexandra Simms is the Rev. Ricardo Bailey.