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HD photographs of La Fontaine Baptismale inside Eglise Saint-Roch - Page 1060



We were at the Eglise Saint-Roch in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing La Fontaine Baptismale, or in English, the Baptismal Font.

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La Fontaine Baptismale In Eglise Saint-Roch

You will normally find that a Baptismal Font is located close to the entrance of a church to remind believers when they go to worship, and in this first HD photo you can see La Fontaine Baptismale located within an area of the Eglise Saint-Roch called La Chapelle des Fonts Baptismaux.

Sculpted Casing On La Fontaine Baptismale In Eglise Saint-Roch

In early Christianity a person would normally be completely submerged, known as full immersion, however as the Christian faith grew when people wanted their baby baptised, smaller fonts were designed that the priest could then perform the ritual while holding a young child.

Over time, they then had covers designed to go over them in an ornate, usually eight sided design, with the octagonal form symbolising the eighth day, which depicts the resurrection of Christ, and normally locked, often made of wood or metal, the idea was to keep the Holy Water sacred and pure, but also so that it could not be contaminated, just as you can see in this photograph.

La Chapelle Des Fonts Baptismaux Area With La Fontaine Baptismale

Now this particular Baptismal Font was produced in 1845 with a marble pedestal base along with a cedar wood and metal ornate octagonal cover decorated with cherubs and of course the orb with the cross positioned at the very top, which has a specific name of a Globus Cruciger.

Tourist Information Board For La Fontaine Baptismale In Eglise Saint-Roch

So here you can see the tourist information board that has been written in French and then in English that provides more information about La Fontaine Baptismale, which can be found within the dedicated chapel area called La Chapelle des Fonts Baptismaux, to the left hand side of the Eglise Saint-Roch, just as you have entered the church, that is located on the Rue Saint-Honore in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris.




Other Eglise Saint-Roch statues and sculptures


  -  Les Peres de l’Eglise statue
  -  Sainte Clotilde statue
  -  Saint Roch statue
  -  Saint Honore statue
  -  Baptism of Jesus statue
  -  Mme la Live de Jully medallion
  -  Pierre Mignard monument
  -  Saint Rita of Cascia statue
  -  La Pieta statue
  -  Sainte Barbe statue
  -  Monument de l'Abbe de l'Epee
  -  Saint Jerome statue
  -  historical bishop statue
  -  Gilded Gloire Divine sculpture
  -  Saint Andre statue
  -  Jesus au jardin des oliviers statue
  -  Andre Le Notre statue
  -  Pulpit sculptures
  -  Saint Michael statue
  -  Jesus trahi par Judas sculpture
  -  Saint Joseph statue
  -  Saint Expedit statue
  -  Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and Baby Jesus statues
  -  Monument du Henri de Lorraine
  -  Charles, Duc de Crequy Monument
  -  Jesus devant Caiphe sculpture
  -  Sainte Jeanne d'Arc statue
  -  Jesus Accable d'Outrages sculpture
  -  Francois de Crequy bust
  -  Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis monument
  -  Music Lectern and eagle statue
  -  Sainte Genevieve statue
  -  Saint Jean Vianney Cure d'Ars statue
  -  Saint Francis de Sales statue
  -  Jesus Couronne d'Epines sculpture
  -  Saint kneeling statue
  -  Saint Gregoire le Grand statue
  -  Jesus Presente au Peuple sculpture
  -  Sainte Anne statue
  -  Jesus Condamne a Mort sculpture
  -  Saint Anthony of Padua statue
  -  Jesus Portant sa Croix sculpture
  -  Claude Francois Bidal sculpture
  -  Cardinal Guillaume Dubois monument
  -  Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque statue
  -  Fathers of the Church statue
  -  Wall of the Deportation
  -  Crucifixion of Jesus statue

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Joan of Arc statue
  -  Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
  -  Tuileries Gardens
  -  Musee du Louvre
  -  Place des Victoires
  -  Colonne Vendome
  -  Place de la Concorde


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