The Eastern Orthodox Baptismal Liturgy

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The following text is one example of a twentieth-century baptismal liturgy from the Eastern Orthodox tradition. It is based on an English translation of a Greek Orthodox liturgy found in An Orthodox Prayer Book, edited by Fr. N. M. Vaporis and translated by Fr. John von Holzhausen and Fr. Michael Gelsinger (Brookline, Mass. : 1977). The following service orginates in the Syrian liturgical tradition. Given the continuity of liturgical texts within the Orthodox tradition, this text may be...


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