For Christianity, baptism initializes the beginning of spiritual life and one of the main sacraments, after which the person is open to the grace of God.
For many people, baptism is considered a symbol of physical and spiritual purification. The baptism of a child in Greece (Europe) is a solemn and festive ceremony, which will serve as an ideal start to the Orthodox life of the child.
The ceremony begins on the threshold of the church with the child reposed by the parents in the hands of its godparents. The godparents and parents enter the church after the priest, where the child is undressed and enveloped in a white towel.
The priest, then, blesses the water in the font adding the olive oil brought by the godparents in it, and the baby is dipped three times into the font, stating the name chosen by the parents.
After the baptism, the child is dressed in a new white garment, the priest puts around the baby’s neck a chain with a cross on it and gives the child its first Holy Communion.
For the Wedding Melody team, it is a great honor and pleasure to help you organize your child's baptism abroad, following all Orthodox traditions. To familiarize with all the requirements and necessary preparations for christening in Greece, you can reach us through our site, or address to our managers.
Baptizing a child abroad is an amazing experience that will be remembered by the parents and godparents for life.
There are many places for a baptism on the sacred soils of Greece. One of the most popular is the monastery of St. Anastasia the Farmakolytria in the city of Thessaloniki. This is an ancient monastery, built in 888, located 20 km from the city center.