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Baptism
Organising your child's baptism at Saint Euphemia The role of the Baptismal Sponsor/Godparent is the spiritual instruction and education of the child. Consequently, the Baptismal Sponsor/Godparent must be an Orthodox Christian in good standing with the Orthodox Church. The canons of the Orthodox Church do not allow two Baptismal Sponsors/Godparents. Only one name is used in the Sacrament of Baptism, even if the child has been registered with two or more names. The name should be a Saint's name. After booking your child's baptism you will need to organise a number of documents in preparation for the baptism.
1) You will be required to provide a copy of your child's birth certificate. 2) You will be required to provide a copy of the Baptismal Sponsor's/Godparent's baptismal certificate. If he/she cannot find his/her certificate, he/she needs to contact the parish in which he/she was baptised and arrange with the priest to have a copy certificate issued to him/her. 3) On the day of your child's baptism you will be required to pay for the certificate and registration fee of $150. 4) The Baptismal Sponsor/Godparent will pay the community fee of $400 on the day of your child's baptism.
GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH AND COMMUNITY OF BANKSTOWN AND DISTRICTS
"ST. EUPHEMIA" 6-12 East Terrace, Bankstown 2200
Ph :  (02) 9709 6908  /  (02) 9790 6791 E-mail :  revpanagiotis@steuphemia.nsw.edu.au