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Offline BasilCan

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Baptism Service (Antiochian)
« on: March 31, 2007, 04:38:20 PM »
I know this is a long shot, but it is worth a try. Does anyone have a Word or PDF version of the Antiochian Baptism and Chrismastion service? A friend is being baptized, but is visually impairied and instead of trying to enlarge the service via photocopier, I thought I could just enlarge the font of a Word or PDF version.

( I say Antiochian version, because the is what the priest will be using)


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Re: Baptism Service (Antiochian)
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2007, 08:40:40 PM »
I don't have the file for you, but I think it's a great thing that you're attempting, and I hope God blesses you with someone who has it!
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Re: Baptism Service (Antiochian)
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2007, 07:30:57 PM »
Sorry, I looked on the Antiochian Website in the ebsite for St. Raphael Clergy Brotherhood
of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America at   while it did give instruction for baptisms on Great Saturday, it did not give the service, you will probably have to get a copy of the Antiochian Service Book (it does have the Baptismal service in it) and  Xerox at a 200% level to get it where your friend can read it.

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Re: Baptism Service (Antiochian)
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2007, 08:00:00 PM »
I checked the Antiochian diocese of the west too do not have the baptismal service online but they do have many other service texts online. I would suggest you email them at:

Bishop Joseph has an active team of computer saavy young sub-deacons who take care of the website. They may have the baptismal service as a pdf file somewhere but not on the diocese website. They have always been helpful whenever I have contacted them. Its worth giving it a try. Let them know why you need it.

I hope they can help you. sincerely, Tamara

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Re: Baptism Service (Antiochian)
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2007, 06:43:11 PM »
Thanks, Tamara.

I have a priest friend who often refers to Bishop JOSEPH's site and I think I will email him my request.

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Re: Baptism Service (Antiochian)
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007, 07:59:19 PM »
Check with the priest - some use the service in the little "Service Book", some use that in the Hapgood Service Book. The differences are minor, but still - it helps to be on the same page.
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