Many of us were baptized in infancy and can’t remember how it happened. And once we are invited to become a godmother or godfather, or maybe even happier – we have our own child is born. Then we once again think about what the Sacrament of Baptism, can we become someone godparents and how to choose the godparents for their child. In today’s post – the responses of Archpriest Maxim Kozlov to questions about the responsibilities of godparents.
– I was invited to be the godfather. What am I going to do?
– To be a godfather – and honorable, and responsible.
Godparents mother and father, participating in the Sacrament, take on the responsibility for a small member of the Church, so they must be Orthodox. The godfather, of course, being the person who also has some experience of Church life and will help your baby to grow in faith, piety and purity.
During the Sacrament over the baby’s godfather (of the same gender as the child) will keep him in my arms, to speak on his behalf Symbol of faith and vows of renunciation of Satan and connection with Christ.
Most importantly, what can and should help godfather, and what he undertakes, is not only to attend the Baptism, but then help received from the font to increase, to grow in the Church life, and in any case not to limit Continue reading
“I Want more! More!” — often our children communicate with us that way. Not all wishes of the child must be fulfilled, although modern parents believe that they are called to fulfill any desire of their own offspring, and to fulfill immediately.
First, dear parents, the desires of your children can be performed by you immediately, not in a flash, like lightning. Incidentally, such a distance, delaying the time of execution of desires makes the desired more valuable. Because the child wanted, asked for, hoped and waited for. Therefore, getting what you want, it will be more appreciate it.
Secondly, parents are not necessarily in General to fulfill all the desires of the child. Moreover, parents have a duty not to perform at least some of the desires of their children. Because in life, dear adults, not always all of our wishes come true.
Often adults grants wishes to children to not upset from failure, not feel miserable. The parents in this case are confusing two things: 1) to protect the child from pain, worries related to safety of life; and 2) to protect the child from all possible experiences relating to, for example, not getting the desired treats or pampering. Yeah, not getting what he wants, the child will possibly be much to worry and be upset for a while.However, Continue reading