*Can two sets of families baptize each others' children? Can two siblings share the same Godparent? Can a person baptize two people within one family?

All About Orthodox Baptisms



Can two sets of families baptize each others' children? Can two siblings share the same Godparent? Can a person baptize two people within one family?


Technically, yes, it is permitted that two sets of families can baptize each otherís children. However, the church does not advise that this be done and certain clergy will not conduct a baptism between families that are already koumbaroi (God-family).

The Orthodox preference, ideally, is that our spiritual families expand thus spreading the faith and spiritual bonding as opposed to contracting it within families that already have a spiritual bond/relationship, i.e. they already are koumbaroi.

Can two siblings share the same Godparent? Can a person baptize two people within one family? Yes, the Orthodox doctrine does allow for one person to baptize two people within the same family. However, it is encouraged that two siblings have different Godparents so that the family expands their Orthodox family as much as possible.





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