UNITED HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLE BAPTISM

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Members of the United House of Prayer for All People, a non-denominational Pentecostal church in Harlem in New York collect water blessed by their bishop after a mass baptism on Sunday, August 3, 2008. The church, which has held the baptisms on West 115 street since 1937, uses a fire hose to spray the congregation with city water blessed by the church's bishop. The ceremony is accompanied by music played by several brass "shout" bands. (© Richard B. Levine)
Members of the United House of Prayer for All People, a non-denominational Pentecostal church in Harlem in New York collect water blessed by their bishop after a mass baptism on Sunday, August 3, 2008. The church, which has held the baptisms on West 115 street since 1937, uses a fire hose to spray the congregation with city water blessed by the church's bishop. The ceremony is accompanied by music played by several brass "shout" bands. (© Richard B. Levine)
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