Posts about baptism

The Children's Word

Christ in Us

Christ in Us What color did you wear after you were baptized? You probably don’t remember your own baptism. But if you’ve seen a baptism, you know…

Oct 21, 2015
Iconography and Saints

Finding a Patron Saint for John

Recently we were invited to Baby John’s baptism and I was planning to gift an icon of Epiphany.  We always gift an icon of Epiphany for baptisms, if…

Oct 07, 2015
The Sounding

The Important Role of Godparents in the Life of Our Orthodox Babies

There is a scene from the original Super-Man movies where Jor-El, the father of Earth’s allegorical savior, says these final words before sending his…

Aug 10, 2015
Come Receive the Light

The Benefits of a Father Confessor

​Is temptation the same as committing the sin? Archimandrite Christodoulos (Papadeas)​,​ the IEROKYRIX (Preacher/Confessor) of the Greek Orthodox…

May 13, 2015
The Sounding

The Case for Infant Baptism

Christian baptism is about conversion, as a quick look at the Orthodox liturgical texts reveals. Questions are addressed to the candidate, requiring him…

Feb 09, 2015
The Sounding

Celebrating the Baptism of Christ in the Jordan River

It was simply a most glorious celebration of the Epiphany on the Jordan River today. (January 19 is Epiphany for those following the Old Julian calendar.)…

Jan 21, 2015

St. John Chrysostom on the Feast of Theophany

We shall now say something about the present feast.  Many celebrate the feastdays and know their designations, but the cause for which they were established…

Jan 07, 2015
Orthodox News

Forty-Five Baptized in Pointe-Noire, Congo

Forty-Five Baptized in Pointe-Noire, Congo On the morning of 24 December 2014, His Grace Panteleimon Bishop of Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon performed the…

Jan 05, 2015
Featured Orthodox Christian Churches


So many churches (especially in the OCA) in the Northeast are celebrating, right now, their half- or centennial anniversaries. What marvelous celebrations….

Dec 01, 2014
Be Transfigured

It’s All About Family

When you were baptized and chrismated into the Church, you became a child of God. Our God is the only God who allows His people to call Him Father, and…

Oct 07, 2014