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#121 of 134 Old 03-17-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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instead of a blessingway or shower, why not just host a totally awesome baptism or make a a big deal of the churching?


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lilyka,  that's a great suggestion---what have you seen done along those lines? i'd love to hear some examples...

 

i really love the idea of a church-related celebration, just not sure how that would work in our context.

 

our parish is very small (about 10 adults) and only one of my siblings is Orthodox, so we wouldn't have family persay at the baptism or churching and my non-O friends may or may not come (many would be uncomfortable).

 

we have our LO's baptised at 6 weeks, and had a reception at our home after the baptism for DS and it was pretty exhausting. not sure if i'll be up to it but i'll definitely give it some thought. i love the idea of it, though. :)

 

 


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If you do not have a big church family to celebrate the baptism (generally I have seen the big celebrations after the actual event, not so much the churching but that is the sort of thing that would inspire me to host a simple coffee hour )  I would recommend doing a party afterwards to celebrate it.  Since you don't feel up to a party right then, maybe wait a few weeks to host a celebration (at our parish the tradition is that the newly baptized receives communion for three weeks wearing their baptismal clothes and holding their candle.  Perhaps after the last Sunday)  A huge upside to this is that you can have pictures or a slide show from the baptism.   (pictures of a baptism is how I started on my path to the Orthodox church...).   You can keep it simple.  Perhaps even just gathering for dinner at a nice restaurant.  My friends do this and everyone just pays for their own meals and they provide cake.  You could phrase it as "we are meeting at xyz after church to celebrate baby's baptism.  we would love it if you could join us."  And then have a cake and some balloons and perhaps a photo album of the baptism.  It does not need to be elaborate to be meaningful.  You could tie in some special little things as well  maybe ask people to write a letter to the baby that you assemble in a special memory)


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hi mamas! just wanted to check in and say "hi".

 

Little DS2 is here with us and we had the baptism and a small reception in our home.

 

Boy it was alot of prep and work for this sleep-deprived mama! :)


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Hi Mamas! I'm bumping up our thread in hopes of having a little more action on this thread. I haven't been very active myself on MDC recently. Life with 3 little ones now is crazy.smile.gif So, for now---
Christ is Born!
I hope that you all had a wonderful Holy Week and Pascha.

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Hi mamas!

 

Well, almost a year has passed and no talk on this thread. Let's bring it to life again!

 

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

 

I hope that you all had a wonderful Lent and Pascha.

 

We are sort of dragging through Bright Week, still putting things away and doing washing, etc. from Holy Week and trying to get back into the school groove--s-l-o-w-l-y. :)

 

How are you all doing?


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Back and surprised, gladly, to see this thread still going (lost my original information and all).
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Hi Mamaduck and all other mamas in this thread.

How is your fall going?

We doing some new things this year with homeschooling and I am really enjoying it.

Have a great week!

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Hi ladies! I posted in this tribe a number of years ago, but I've never been active. Hoping to change that!

Long story short- I grew up in a Greek Orthodox home, discovered the evangelical church as a teen and became disillusioned with Orthodoxy (especially the related ethnocentrism I was raised with), left the church at 16 or 17, and have been in a Baptist turned non-denom church for the last 14 years. Nine years ago, a large number of our friends converted to Orthodoxy, including my BFF and her family. We thought they were all absolutely crazy. Fast-forward a few years, and we realized we were seeing serious, permanent, positive changes in some of our convert friends, which we found intriguing. Spent the next couple of years learning more about Orthodoxy than I had EVER learned growing up in the church. So much finally made sense!

We've known for at least a few years that we would like to go back (well, I would be rejoining the church, DH and the kids would be getting baptized and chrismated), but it has been complicated. DH works as the sound engineer for our church and we depend on the income, so leaving is tricky.

Nevertheless, we have been feeling more and more of a pull, and it has really come to a head recently. We recently met with the priest of a local Antiochian parish where our friends attend, and it pretty much sealed the deal for us. We are hoping to start attending his catechism classes soon, and it looks like the kids and I are going I start attending liturgy there every-other-week, going to our other church inbetween...I suppose to wean ourselves? We have a church family that we love, so that will be a difficult break.

What's funny to me is that all of those years ago, I was also doing the every-other-week thing...but that was I preparation to leave the Orthodox Church. My, how things come full circle!


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CRUSHING for one moment.

you might want to check out www.internetmonk.com the blog is about moving away from the evangelical church. Both Orthodox and Catholic posters.

Also please come over and join us in the Christian thread.
@lilyka - if you read this I miss you!!!

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Weird, looks like my last post was deleted but you still saw it @Nazsmum . I cannot figure out how to PM you. But I would love to chat, I have so missed our chats!

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Hi RikkiJean~ Thank you for jumping in and posting here! It is nice to hear some of your story.

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