Saturday, May 30, 2015

Baptism in Melbourne

On the eve of Pentecost (Saturday 17/30 May), the servant of God Svetlana was baptised at the St Gregory Theologian Church in Bentleigh (Melbourne). A handful of faithful and guests attended the Baptism.

Renouncing Satan, expulsion of all evil, and the making of a catechumen.

The anointing with the blessed “oil of gladness”

The servant of God is baptised in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The old man dies to sin, and the new Christian rises to life in God.

The seal of the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Newly-illumined Svetlana with her sponsor.

May Christ our God grant His newly illumined servant Svetlana health, salvation and many years!

After the Baptism, Abbott John (ROCA) served Great Vespers in honour of the great feast, followed by a parish gathering in the hall.


Metropolitan Agafangel
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Orthodox Church Abroad

Bishop John of Melbourne
Vicar bishop of Australia

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