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