*Can my child be baptized Orthodox if I am not Orthodox and not married?

All About Orthodox Baptisms


*Can my child be baptized Orthodox if I am not Orthodox and not married? ??


A child can be baptized into the Orthodox faith if one or both of the parents are not Greek Orthodox. As well, you can baptize your child into the Orthodox faith if the parents are unmarried.

Even if one is not Orthodox, they can support their child growing in the Orthodox faith by bringing the child to church, to Sunday school, and by exposing them to the basic tenets of the religion. The child is required to have an Orthodox sponsor - someone who will baptize them and sponsor their religious upbringing - serving as their spiritual role model in the years to come as they grow in the Orthodox faith.

Please note - many churches require you to be a member of the church in order to have a baptism there - so please contact your local priest about the requirements for holding a baptism at the church.




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