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What a Godparent reads at a Christian Orthodox Christening

Starts Friday 25th November 2022

It may seem like a daunting task to become a Godparent in the Christian Orthodox Church. There seems like there's a lot to take in and learn as there are many religious rituals and traditions that occur before, during and after a Christian Orthodox Christening. Even though this may be the case the experience and privilege of being a Godparent is priceless and something that should be embarrassed and cherished. At Anna's Boutique we are always helping those who are unsure of what is involved in a Christian Orthodox Christening, starting with The Nicene Creed which a statement that will need to be read out during the Christening Ceremony.

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages; Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not created, of one essence with the Father through Whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; And He rose on the third day, according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father; And He will come again with glory to judge the living and dead. His kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Creator of life, Who proceeds from the Father, Who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke through the prophets.

In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the age to come.

Amen.