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I was wondering about the apostles' baptism. When and where were they.baptized and who baptized them?

The four accounts of the Holy Gospel provide synopsis of some of the most important events in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. Further interpretations, inferences, and canons of the church are extracted from the Didache and the writings of the early church fathers. The disciples of Christ included disciples of St. John the Baptist. What St. John did, so did his disciples. What Christ did, so did His disciples. Therefore, it was not necessary for the Gospel writers to mention the baptism of each of the disciples or apostles, neither when nor where. We can then draw an inference that the disciples, having the same need for Baptism and all the holy sacraments of which they testified, must have been baptized and confirmed just as Christ taught them. Christ gave the apostles the authority to officiate all the holy sacraments. Those who were baptized but not confirmed waited for the apostles to officiate this rite. It is clear that the water baptism still required the fire. The Holy Spirit is often depicted as fire, oil, wind, or a dove. The Dove appeared upon Christ in the unique Theophany and tongues of fire came down on the initial apostles and those gathered in the upper room on the Feast of the Pentecost. Thereafter and until today, we are confirmed through the Holy Myron Oil, which is a mixture of balms, olive oils, and the precious spices which had been gathered from the linens and the tomb of our Lord Jesus Christ. Before this holy oil was prepared, the apostles officiated this rite by the laying of their hands through their authority in the priesthood.

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