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It seems to me that having you child baptized while you are a Catechumen would be up to your priest.
Quote from: IXOYE on February 03, 2015, 11:15:35 PMIt seems to me that having you child baptized while you are a Catechumen would be up to your priest.Why wouldn't it be up to the parents? It would only harm the child if his/her Baptism is delayed.
My husband and I are still working out some things in our journey to becoming Orthodox, and we're also hoping to have our first child soon. If we have a child while still catechumens, will our child be baptized right away or would we have to wait until we are baptized ourselves?Sorry if this has already been answered. I searched and wasn't able to find anything.
Thank you so much for all the replies! I'll definitely bring it up with the priest when we finally receive our good news. It's good to know that it's not too normal for the baby to be baptized when they're about 1yo. Hopefully it's not too hard to find a baptismal outfit in that size, haha
I do not think it's a good idea to baptize your child unless you are not yet sure whether you become Orthodox and bring her up in faith.
I've seen it done (for one thing, the sponsors would be Orthodox already). In the one case the girl was older (9 or so), and after her baptism, at DL, she came up with her yet unchrismated parents for the prayer of the catechumens. The priest had to stop for a moment and gently tell her she wasn't a catechumen anymore.
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