Informational Guide for the Baptismal Sacrament

Requirements of the Godparent
Must be Orthodox Christian. If married, the Godparent must be married in the Orthodox Church. If divorced, the Godparent must have a Decree of Ecclesial Divorce.
   - It is customary for the Godparent to bring their Godchild to Holy Communion for three consecutive Sundays after the Baptism

   - The Godparent must be a paid member of the Church for the current year

Scheduling the Baptism

   - Parents need to schedule an appointment with Father Peter to choose the date for the sacrament. Parents can either call 403.249.8876 or email him at

   - Parents must also be paid members of the Church for the current year

   - Once a date has been selected by the parents and Father Peter, please contact the office for sacrament payment and the completion of scheduling

Frequently Asked Questions
   - What is the length of the Baptism Service?

      35 minutes

   - What are the fees?

      Members $300

      Non-members $700

   - Are there any restricted dates?

      December 25 - January 6

      Holy Week

      Any Feastdays of Our Lord

Baptismal Checklist
    - Cross & chain
    - White outfit for after the Service and “one-zee”
-  Small bottle of olive oil
    - A bar of ivory soap
    - 1 white hand towel
    - 1 large white bath towel
1 large candle
- Optional: smaller candles for children to participate in procession and Martyrika (witness pins)

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