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.
an exorcism?? hehe never thought about it in those terms…
I love it, could have used these a couple of weeks ago when we baptized our granddaughter Elisa. So cute!