The Practice Of Symbolism In The Armenian Orthodox Church

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Register to read the introduction… The baptism starts off by standing in front of the church door and waiting till the priest has come and asked the god mother and father on behalf of the baby being baptised. The priest will ask the God mother and father “on behalf of the baby (name of the baby) do you reject Satan, do you believe Jesus is the son of God and do you follow Jesus teachings in life (commandments etc). Once that has been done the God Father and God mother will take the baby towards the priest. The God mother will undress the baby and the God father will hand the baby to the priest. When the priest has got the baby the priest puts the baby into the font with water from head to toe, the priest repeats this for three times. After this has been done the Godfather will hold the baby in a towel and the priest will put the holy oil all over the baby’s body ( forehead ,eyes ,mouth ,ears ,hands ,legs ,tummy ,chest, back). After this is done the God mother will dress up the baby in white clothes and give it to the God Father. The God father will then give it to the priest where the priest will give the baby holy communion and take the baby around the church three times and then gives the baby back to the Godfather to put the cross that the Godfather and Godmother has provided for the …show more content…
The rite of baptism is a means by which God communicated grace. The baptised infant becomes free from the chains of sin and is joined to the body of Christ.
In the Catholic Church the baptism starts off by the priest greeting the community in the church and goes on to ask questions to the parents and confirms the parents wish for baptism. After the priest has questioned the parents the priest, parents and God Parents draw the sign of the cross on the Childs body following this is the liturgy where all the church pray for the child and sing homilies. Then the time has come to anoint the child with the holy oil and baptism water has been blessed as well with the blessed water the child is baptised. When this has been done the child is clothed in white cloth representing new and clean life when the baby is clothed the parents and God parents are given a candle to light up to represent the child has been anointed as Gods Property and rejecting Satan. They pray the prayers of the faithful and the Lord’s Prayer. After this has done the priest will give his final blessing to the parents, God parents, baby and also family. The significant symbols that are important for baptism are baptismal font , water , oil , candle and white
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After that is done the priest greets the community as respect. The Collect of the day is prayed and other prayers as well. After this the priest talks about the lesson from the scriptures which most often are from the bible , then they will be a presentation and examination of the candidate then the baptismal covenant is prayed to bless the baby towards the end they also pray prayers of thanksgiving and the priest will bless the baby over the water. When the baby is washed with the water the prayers of consecration over oils is prayed after this the baptism is done and the Lord’s Prayer is recited (our father) and then the concluding prayer. The significant symbols that are important for baptism are baptismal font, water, oil and

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