I could get my child to christening

Inbred Selam Saint Michael Adults of any age who have completed catechism are baptised by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. According to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo order, the catechumen arrives at the sanctuary early in the morning when the date of baptism has been certified by the competent authority in the Church. The priest presents the Holy Meron after the deacons have filled the baptismal vessel with water. The catechumen sits in the centre of the baptismal area with his family. The celebration then resumes as the officiating priest begins to address the litany, a baptismal prayer. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church baptises male infants on the forty-first day following birth and females on the eighty-first. The baptismal vow and naming are performed in the middle of the baptismal celebration. To this day, in the Orthodox Church’s baptismal ritual, people encounter Christ in exactly the same way. They first confess their sins and turn away from the devil. Then they are baptised by immersion in water to wash away their transgressions. Finally, they are christened (anointed), receiving the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Peter urges them to repent and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins so that they may receive the gift of the Holy Spirit during his preaching after their “baptism of the Holy Spirit.” The promise is made to you, your children, and everyone else who is far away as many as the Lord our God calls.

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