The Holy Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism is a covenant, an agreement between God and man. God promises to be our Father and we promise to be His children. Baptizing infants, before they are aware of what will take place, is an expression of God's great love for us. It shows us that God loves us and accepts us before we can even know Him or love Him. It shows us that we are wanted and loved by

God from the moment of our birth. Baptism is necessary for salvation (Mark 16:15-16) and in accordance with the Holy Tradition, must be performed by triple immersion in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18-20). It is through baptism that one becomes of fully participating member of the Church.

Petition for Baptism In The Orthodox Church

Please download and complete the form Download PDF Baptismal Form and return to the Parish Office as soon as possible, along with all requested documentation and a copy of the child's Birth Certificate.
No Baptism date can be finalized prior to receiving this information.

For further information regarding having a Baptism at St. George Cathedral please contact the church office at:
+1 215 627 4389


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