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Offline Gary

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Recognition of baptism from UOC Kiev Patricharchate
« on: March 14, 2012, 09:23:26 AM »
Hi everyone,

Several years ago I was baptized in Kyiv (Kiev) in a church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kiev Patriachate (KP). I have not practiced the faith, but I want to change. I have read that KP is not recognized by other Eastern Orthodox Churches. If I attend a church of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, or the Orthodox Church in America, will they consider my baptism to be legitimate? Or will it not be an issue?

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Re: Recognition of baptism from UOC Kiev Patricharchate
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 09:27:56 AM »
It will depend on which priest/ jurisdiction you talk to, but if, for example, you went to the Greek Archdiocese or the OCA, I highly doubt they would require you to be re-baptized. These jurisdictions will typically chrismate someone baptized in a Roman Catholic or mainstream Protestant church. You may not even have to be chrismated- you could be received by confession. In any case I don't think it will be difficult for you. You may need some proof of your baptism- a certificate perhaps. The best answer to your question though will come from the priest who will be receiving you.
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Re: Recognition of baptism from UOC Kiev Patricharchate
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 10:07:38 AM »

Welcome to the forum, Gary!!!

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Re: Recognition of baptism from UOC Kiev Patricharchate
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 10:20:05 AM »
Iconodule, thanks for the reply. If asked, I can provide my certificate of baptism, after I get from a deposit box, but I hope the priest can read Ukrainian  ;)
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Re: Recognition of baptism from UOC Kiev Patricharchate
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 11:22:37 AM »
LizaSymonenko, Spaceeba bolshoi! Or should I say Dyakuyou  :)

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Re: Recognition of baptism from UOC Kiev Patricharchate
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 01:16:13 PM »

Either one would work fine!

By the way, if you were to visit a Ukrainian church....there would be no issues reading the certificate!   ;D
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Re: Recognition of baptism from UOC Kiev Patricharchate
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 09:52:10 AM »

Either one would work fine!

By the way, if you were to visit a Ukrainian church....there would be no issues reading the certificate!   ;D

In most ACROD parishes you probably can still find someone who can read it as well as literary Rusyn and Ukrainian are very similar. ;)

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Re: Recognition of baptism from UOC Kiev Patricharchate
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 10:43:05 AM »
I asked that question some time ago to a theologician of the Moscow Patriarchate. He said that re-baptism was not necessary.

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Re: Recognition of baptism from UOC Kiev Patricharchate
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 03:01:15 PM »
Thanks guys :)