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A copy of the English-language text in Word format - also suitable for adaption as a booklet to be distributed to those attending the ceremony - is available upon request from the parish rector.
All adults seeking to be received into the Orthodox Church from another Christian confession or another religion must publicly repudiate their former beliefs and promise to be faithful sons and daughters of the Orthodox Church.
The parish rector will, in consultation with the Diocesan Bishop, make a decision about the reception of each individual.
Such decisions will be made with regard to each individual’s circumstances.
In preparation for Chrismation, clothing should remain unbuttoned at the neck and the feet should remain uncovered.
Prior to the service the parish rector will ask for information for the Baptismal Register.
Each candidate should have a new white towel for drying after immersion.
Older children and adults should have a new white t-shirt and shorts in which to be baptised.
It the case of converts from another Christian denomination, this renunciation replaces the first part of the service. The renunciation of erroneous or false beliefs follows an established form, the details of which are available from the parish rector upon request.
In certain limited circumstances, a Christian from a non-Orthodox confession who has received full baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit may be received into the Orthodox Church by Chrismation alone.
The sponsor must be an Orthodox Christian and will preferably be of the same gender as the candidate for baptism.
It is possible to have additional sponsors, all of which must have valid baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.