Baptism is the sacrament through which one is received into the Church.
Through baptism we receive the full forgiveness of sins, we “ put on Christ ”, becoming members of His body, the Church.
To remind them of their Baptism Orthodox Christians usually wear throughout life a small Cross, hung around the neck on a chain during their baptismal service.
Immediately after Baptism, an Orthodox is “chrismated“ (confirmed) with the Chrism (in Greek “myron”) by the priest.
The sponsor (Godparent) of the baptised person must be an Orthodox Christian above the age of 12.
Only one name is given to the newly baptised person.
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