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Offline aurelia

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Questions on ceremonies
« on: January 21, 2005, 06:14:36 PM »
Hi all, I am new to this board.  I am in the process of studying with my parish priest (Greek Orthodox, though i am not Greek) to be crismated.  Also I will be having four of my kids baptized...(the other one already  was) My question is-- does anyone know where i can find perhaps a description of just how it goes during the crismation and/or the baoptism?  What about godparents? how on earth do I find those?  I knwo that the priest will be able to help me with these issues, but I'm one of those weirdos  :D that likes to knwo whats coming up!

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Re: Questions on ceremonies
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2005, 06:43:09 PM »
Hi!

This is the best place to find the information you are looking for:

http://www.goarch.org/

Specific text of the Baptism service is here:

http://www.goarch.org/en/chapel/liturgical_texts/baptism.asp

And here is a CD about it:

http://www.goarch.org/en/archdiocese/departments/religioused/cd-baptism.asp
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Re: Questions on ceremonies
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2005, 09:31:40 AM »
Hey, Aurelia! Welcome to the board!  (Pretty name...it's what we call my wife (Audra) in Spanish!)

I am in the process of studying with my parish priest (Greek Orthodox, though i am not Greek) to be crismated.  Also I will be having four of my kids baptized...(the other one already  was)

Congratulations and welcome home!

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What about godparents? how on earth do I find those?

My priest basically set me up with someone he knew had a similar personality to mine (did a good job, too!).  If you get to know somebody in the parish really well, sometimes a godparent/godchild relationship just spontaneously blossoms before the time even comes 'round.  In that case, you could mention that to the priest as a suggestion.

Congrats again, and many years!
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Offline aurelia

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Re: Questions on ceremonies
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2005, 02:36:24 PM »
Thank you for the links, they were most helpful!  I cant see how to actually get a hold of the cd, though i think it would be interesting, and somehow i missed the listing of liturgical texts when i was browsing the Archdioscese site a while ago!
thanks again,
Aurelia