Knowledgeable members, please help me to understand the specific vows made at baptism, monastic tonsure and clergy ordination/consecration.
There is this article about baptism: "Remember Your Baptismal Vows."
Does this summary accurately reflect the liturgical texts? As I read the text of the baptism service
, I do not see phrases that I would consider vows, unless voluntary participation in the sacrament implies a vow. There are
vows in the Prayers at the Making of a Catechumen
: "I do renounce [Satan]," "I have renounced him," "I do join [Christ]," "I have joined Him," "I believe in Him as King and as God," "I have joined Him," and "I bow down before the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; Trinity One in Essence and Undivided." Are these the vows usually referred to as baptismal vows? Are there more?
This is an article that describes monastic vows: "An Outline of Orthodox Monasticism "
It says, "The taking of the monastic vow and habit are but a repetition and amplification of the baptismal vows." It also mentions "vows of Stability, Obedience, Poverty and Chastity." What are the actual promises?
The service for the ordination to the priesthood
appears to contain no vows or promises. Is this true? Same for the service for the ordination of deacon
. True? The text of the service for the consecration to the episcopate
is in Greek. I cannot read it. Does it contain vows?