First Swimming Lesson
In the Greek Orthodox church, in which I was baptized but do not practice, they ***** you naked in front of EVERYONE and dunk ya! That's how I was baptized! I was about 5 months old , or so I'm told.
The traditions for baptism in the Greek church are strict, but pretty cool, I must admit. For instance:
- the child to be baptized is taken from his/her parents, who aren't allowed at the ceremony; this is symbolic of them handing the child over to Godparents and the church.
- the child wears old clothes coming into church but everything has to be brand new leaving, since the child is a brand new member of the church.
There are other traditions, too, but I can't think of them now. And, I'm referring only to children because I've never attended an adult's ceremony.