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« on: July 11, 2012, 10:46:10 PM »

I was Christmated into the Orthodox Church at Pascha of last year.  As my current career comes to a close, I have inquired into attending one of our universities here in the USA.  Each school requires a certificate of Christmation, but I never received a certificate.  Is it normal practice to get one or is it something special for the universities?
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 11:24:38 PM »

In my jurisdiction at least, baptismal certificates are kept at the church in which one was baptized, and a second copy at the diocesan headquarters. Certified copies can be issued for certain reasons, such as prior to marriage.

My advice would be for you to request a copy of your certificate from the priest who chrismated you.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 11:50:28 PM »

I was Christmated into the Orthodox Church at Pascha of last year.  As my current career comes to a close, I have inquired into attending one of our universities here in the USA.  Each school requires a certificate of Christmation, but I never received a certificate.  Is it normal practice to get one or is it something special for the universities?

I don't understand why a university would need your Chrismation certificate.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 07:57:41 AM »

You goin to St. Vladimir's or somethin?

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 01:53:41 PM »

You goin to St. Vladimir's or somethin?

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There or St. Tikons.  They are two of the three I know which provide a Masters program.  Are there others? 
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012, 01:54:23 PM »

I was Christmated into the Orthodox Church at Pascha of last year.  As my current career comes to a close, I have inquired into attending one of our universities here in the USA.  Each school requires a certificate of Christmation, but I never received a certificate.  Is it normal practice to get one or is it something special for the universities?

I don't understand why a university would need your Chrismation certificate.

I guess it is to ensure I am actually Orthodox.  I can't think of any other reason.
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2012, 03:44:43 PM »

I was Christmated into the Orthodox Church at Pascha of last year.  As my current career comes to a close, I have inquired into attending one of our universities here in the USA.  Each school requires a certificate of Christmation, but I never received a certificate.  Is it normal practice to get one or is it something special for the universities?

I don't understand why a university would need your Chrismation certificate.

I guess it is to ensure I am actually Orthodox.  I can't think of any other reason.

Certificates are/were normal in some times and places, but if you don't have one, I'm sure something could be worked out between the school and your bishop.
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2012, 04:20:10 PM »

It's my parish's custom to give certificates, but I didn't get mine for a year after I was received! Some parishes don't issue them anymore, but of course still they still maintain a metrical book. Just inquire to your priest, I'm sure they can provide you with an appropriate certificate.
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2012, 06:43:40 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2012, 07:16:49 PM »

We were sent certificates from the Antiochian diocese for everyone in our family. You should have needed to fill out paperwork around your baptism/chrismation that would have been sent in for the document. If you didn't fill out some paperwork to go with your baptism/chrismation it is possible that it was never produced.
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2012, 07:25:00 PM »

We were sent certificates from the Antiochian diocese for everyone in our family. You should have needed to fill out paperwork around your baptism/chrismation that would have been sent in for the document. If you didn't fill out some paperwork to go with your baptism/chrismation it is possible that it was never produced.

That makes a lot of sense.  I never filled out any paperwork.  I guess I will wait until the time comes and then do whatever the school asks.
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2012, 08:17:59 AM »

You goin to St. Vladimir's or somethin?

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There or St. Tikons.  They are two of the three I know which provide a Masters program.  Are there others? 

Holy Cross does as well: MTS, MDiv, and ThM.
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