What do you buy for a Greek Orthodox christening?
Standard baby gifts such as toys, blankets, clothes, and useful baby items are also welcomed gifts during a Christening. Some Greeks often choose not to have a baby shower (an older Greek tradition) but always bestow gifts after the baby is born. Any baby-related item is appropriate here.
What do Greeks give for baptism?
These items include: a white bath towel, small white hand towels, a small bar of soap, white candles (two small and one large), olive oil, a set of new white clothing, and a gold cross and chain. These are usually the responsibility of the godparent. Christening boxes can be beautiful, but expensive.
What do Greek godparents pay for?
In general, the godparent handles any expenses that happen concerning the church and the parents handle the reception. However, there are some things that either the parents or the godparents will pay for, such as the Koufeta, baptismal candles, and any gratuities.
How much money do you give for a Greek baptism?
A Greek Orthodox Baptism is as big and formal as a wedding. Money is an appropriate gift. We usually give $100 . We give more for a niece/ nephew or close relative.
What are the steps of baptism?
During the infant baptism ceremony:
- the baby, parents and the godparents are welcomed.
- there are readings from the Bible.
- the parents and godparents take vows, renounce Satan and evil and profess their faith and the faith they want the baby to be brought up in.
- the Apostles’ Creed might be said as a statement of faith.