preparation for baptism
Holy Baptism - one of the wonderful mysteries of the Church. The parents therefore often take care of preparing the baptism early on, so that the celebration is as beautiful and unforgettable as possible. We have put together a few tips and a checklist so that you don't overlook anything when planning.
Introduction to the Church
Baptism is initiation into the Church of Jesus Christ. It is a conscious decision of an adult for himself or the parents for the child to accept the faith with all its consequences and as it is lived in the community of believers or to educate the child in this sense. Therefore, it is a necessity for the decision maker to have some basic knowledge about Christianity as it has been handed down in the Church and to profess the faith of the Church. The preparation of a person for baptism is called catechesis (Քրիստոնեական / Christoneakan). You can find more information about this here.
Three important steps
"One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism"
Eph. 4, 5
sponsorshipThe godfather is not only a witness but also the spiritual guide of the newly baptized. It is therefore important to find the right person for this position.
Start looking for the right godparent in good time. Below is information that may help you.
christening dateIn our diocese, the appointments are made centrally. To arrange the date of the baptism, please contact us in good time.
Appointments by phone
Mon – Fri between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m
+49 221 7126223
baptism talkAfter you have agreed on the date of the baptism, the responsible pastor will contact you to discuss the course of the celebration with you.
Baptism is a good opportunity to get to know each other. The pastor will introduce you to the course of the service. You are also welcome to ask your questions. In addition to the parents, the godfather is also invited to this discussion.