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, Paris
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 and 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 info 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.

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Address and contact details

Eglise Saint-Roch, 296 Rue Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 42 44 13 20

Eglise Saint-Roch statues and sculptures

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

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