«Did the guy come only with shoes?»
The movie pokes fun at the notion that the Greek Orthodox in America are unprepared to receive adult converts, and Ian Miller is Baptized in a plastic kiddie pool. But this comedy got me wondering about reality - how does the Greek Orthodox Church in America handle adult converts? Usually by confirmation chrismation , sometimes by re-baptism due to a semi-Donatist view of Baptism in which Baptism performed by a heretic i. I think the re-baptism is much more common in the Russian church, though. As far as catechesis, it tends to be little, in my experience. Essentially profession of faith followed by chrismation.
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Preparing for an Adult Greek Orthodox Baptism
Adult Baptism – All Saints Greek Orthodox Church
Written by GreekBoston. Parents choose to have their children baptized from a young age because they want to set their children on the right path in the church early on. Here are some guidelines of what to expect for an adult baptism in the Greek Orthodox Church:. Reasons for Getting Baptized as an Adult So, why would an adult need to get baptized? Sometimes, parents choose not to baptize their child.
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What happens during an adult Orthodox baptism? How does an adult baptism differ than a child baptism? An adult baptism is done in a manner very similar to a child baptism. All steps of the baptism are done the same.
Please be sure that you and the Sponsor s arrive at the church at least fifteen minutes prior to the service. Keep in mind that a spirit of reverence and respect is required at all times in the Church. These items should all be new. They are traditionally provided by the Godparent s , but that is left completely to your discretion.