I take it you mean non-infant baptism, since babies are baptized within a certain amount of time following their births, regardless of the time of the year. Regarding other baptisms/chrismations, Orthodox churches are known to schedule them in conjunction with major feasts other than Pascha, feasts such as Christmas and Pentecost, for instance--I was chrismated during such a Pentecost feast. Even then, I've known others in my parish who were baptized at odd times of the year and outside of any festal cycle.pathofsolitude said:Do the Oriental Orthodox churches baptize only on Easter? What other times of the year are people baptized? Are there any exceptions? Thanks.
Hmmm...I was baptized during a fasting period. In fact, I had requested that the priest wait to baptize me until after the fast, but he laughed and told me no such rule existed regarding baptism. Now I am confused. Oh well. Guess my baptism was legitimate anyhow.ytterbiumanalyst said:The only exception I know of is that no one can be baptized during a fast period--though I imagine there are exceptions to this exception for emergencies, like that the person is dying. Otherwise, any day is okay.
???LBK said:Orthodox Marriages cannot be conducted during a fasting period (except in extreme cases and with the permission of the local bishop), but there is no canonical impediment for baptisms during these times of the year.
Historically, baptisms were performed during a liturgy, but now this is rarely done. The usual practice is for a stand-alone baptism on a Friday or Saturday, then the newly-baptised receives his first communion during the Liturgy on Sunday. On occasion, a baptism is held on the Sunday morning before the liturgy commences, with communion received during the liturgy which immediately follows the baptism.
This of course, is correct, but I would like to add that the tradition of Baptizing Males (40 Days) and Females (80 Days) on these specific days came from the tradition that:Marc Hanna said:It carries over from the Law of Moses and the period of "uncleanness" of the mother. It is not strict , but rather just traditional, and helps the health of the mother by giving her a period of rest before she returns to church.
I don't think so... Marriage during fasting periods are not allowed because it would be strange for the church to marry them and ask them not to consummate their marriage until after a lengthy fast. What H.H. is talking about is the tradition of fasting for a short time in preparation for marriage.HaileAmanuel said:Peace to All,
It is ashame that nowadays, the candidates for marriage do not even fast like those in the olden days. They rather feast and entertain their guests instead of entertaining their Lord, who they receive during the Liturgical Ceremony...
I believe that the tradition of NOT GETTING MARRIED DURING THE FAST PERIOD was due to the weakness of what we consider mondernists. It is because most of us nowadays think about our carnal desires more than heavenly ones. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that there shouldn't be physical intimacy between the blessed couple, but without any doubt, the tradition of FEAST DAY & NON-FAST DAY MARRIAGES is motivated by pleasing our earthly guests.
Anyway, if anyone is reading, I apologize for rambling on...