My Favourite Pictures of the Greek Islands – 13

Baptism Decorations on the Island of Ios

Later we returned to the church to see the baptism ceremony of the little girl into the Christian Orthodox Church, which is a major event in the life of any Greek family because of the numerous rites, which accompany it, many of which go back to the earliest centuries of Christianity.  A Greek baptism is a sacred and religious rite that is performed on a baby to cleanse the soul and renounce Satan. The baptism is a complex initiation that starts with an exorcism and officially ends forty days later when the baby is presented to the congregation to receive Holy Communion.

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2 responses to “My Favourite Pictures of the Greek Islands – 13

  1. an exorcism?? hehe never thought about it in those terms…

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  2. I love it, could have used these a couple of weeks ago when we baptized our granddaughter Elisa. So cute!

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