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Someone told me recently that baptisms/marriages aren't allowed at all in August due to Dormition. Could someone unpackage this a bit for me? Baptisms are done during Great Lent and Nativity Lent, but not Dormition?
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Quote from: Quinault on July 14, 2013, 01:36:07 AMSomeone told me recently that baptisms/marriages aren't allowed at all in August due to Dormition. Could someone unpackage this a bit for me? Baptisms are done during Great Lent and Nativity Lent, but not Dormition?Prohibition of marriages, yes, obviously. But prohibition of baptisms? Never come across it in all my years in Orthodoxy. In fact, there are several people I know who were baptized during this time.
The only time when baptisms are not performed (and it is not by prohibition, but a pious custom) is the period between Christmas and Theophany.
But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
I could think of people themselves not having it at that time, as it dampens the celebration.
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