Patriarch Ilia of Georgia Baptizes Another 1,173 Children

This past Sunday the holy Myrrhbearing Women were celebrated in all Orthodox churches throughout the world, and on the day of these holy women who became the first witnesses and heralds of the Lord’s Resurrection, more than 1,000 Georgian children were united to the risen Lord in the holy Sacrament of Baptism, reports Romfea. The latest in the regular mass Baptisms was celebrated in Tbilisi’s Holy Trinity Cathedral by His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II. 1,173 children were baptized on Sunday, while over 800 were baptized at the previous celebration on the feast of Theophany in January. The patriarch blessed all of his new … [Read more...]

More Orthodox Baptisms in Indonesia

Fr Daniel Byantoro recently served orthodox baptisms for 12 new converts to the Orthodox faith, on March 19th, 2016 in South Jakarta, Indonesia. Glorious apostolic work! Congratulations to the newly illumined warriors of Christ!  More Orthodox Baptisms in Indonesia … [Read more...]

45 Baptized in Pointe-Noire, Congo

On the morning of 24 December 2014, His Grace Panteleimon Bishop of Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon performed the baptisms of forty-five newly enlightened Congolese of all ages, coming from the three Parish Communities in Pointe-Noire, in the outdoor baptistery in the Holy Cathedral Church of St. Dimitrios, which is under construction in the city. Addressing the newly baptised brothers and sisters, His Grace interpreted the theological meaning of the Sacrament of Holy Baptism and expressed the joy of the local Church on their enrollment therein, urging them all to become faithful, pious and honourable members of the Church. Immediately … [Read more...]

Baptisms At Strict Penal Colony In Russia

In the penal colony no. 1 of the Russian Management of Federal Service of Execution of Punishments in the Arkhangelsk region (the village of Pirsy) one of the main Church Sacraments, Holy Baptism, was performed. The Church calls Baptism the second birth. The Baptisms were performed in St. Tryphon's Church, situated on the territory of the colony, by the Rector of the Dependancy of St Artemy of Verkola Monastery, Father Theodosius. Conversion to God is a common thing in the colony because a person who is deprived of freedom--the main thing in everybody's life--seeks not only the path to salvation but also considers his or her actions … [Read more...]