1. YesPeterTheAleut said:Does the child have the consent of his parents to be baptized?
What role will the child's parents have in bringing the child up in the Orthodox faith if they don't embrace that faith already?
Are the parents pursuing their own reception into the Church?
I guess that depends on whether the baptism has the consent of the child's priest. As far as any general Traditional/Patristic/Canonical rules regarding such a baptism, I'm hoping some other posters will be able to provide this pov, since I'm no student of the canons.Mo the Ethio said:4........ Can I sponsor this child with the consent of her parents?
Right - if you're planning on sponsoring the child, and the parents are not Orthodox, then you must also plan on having a very active role in the child's development for a long time. Your influence will be critically important.Αριστοκλής said:I think the Orthodox sponsor - godparent - would be a BIG part of this equation.
That`s the plan.cleveland said:Right - if you're planning on sponsoring the child, and the parents are not Orthodox, then you must also plan on having a very active role in the child's development for a long time. Your influence will be critically important.
Then it will be critical that the priest sees your total devotion to this cause. As Thomas stated so well, the Bishop is ultimately responsible for all baptisms, and in cases like these the priest may seek his decision in the matter - in which case, the priest needs to have a clear picture of your commitment and thorough planning.Mo the Ethio said:That`s the plan.