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Postby Lordo » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:15 am

any info on how much does baptism cost
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Re: baptism

Postby Paphitis » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:18 am

Lordo wrote:any info on how much does baptism cost


For you Lordo, I will baptise you for free! :mrgreen:
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Re: baptism

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:23 am

Lordo wrote:any info on how much does baptism cost


Depends. You want baptism with fire or water?
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Re: baptism

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:42 am

...a baptism cost nothing, the priest decides from your willingness to be "saved".

Churches have price lists for these sort of affairs however, this i suppose is determined by competition and demand, and there is a fee for the documentation which in some countries is required by Law.
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Postby Paphitis » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:49 am

repulsewarrior wrote:...a baptism cost nothing, the priest decides from your willingness to be "saved".

Churches have price lists for these sort of affairs however, this i suppose is determined by competition and demand, and there is a fee for the documentation which in some countries is required by Law.


Yes they have one price for some and another for others. It is the Greek Way. :lol:
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Re: baptism

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:03 am

...this is Democracy, and this is the Law of Supply and Demand, nothing more. Different churches offer different services, their popularity, for whatever reasons, have a value.

Faith and Religion are not the same, and in the Greek Orthodox Religion, this is expressed in my previous answer.
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Re: baptism

Postby Paphitis » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:06 am

repulsewarrior wrote:...this is Democracy, and this is the Law of Supply and Demand, nothing more. Different churches offer different services, their popularity, for whatever reasons, have a value.

Faith and Religion are not the same, and in the Greek Orthodox Religion, this is expressed in my previous answer.


No I am talking about the very same church. There are different prices depending on your religiosity.

A religious person is likely to pay nothing for instance.

I remember one priest recommending fees of 2000 for a wedding if the couple was never seen at church. At those prices, your better off doing a Santorini wedding. Just a few tickets and away you go.

Some families also get free private education at an Orthodox School. Again, it depends on religiosity. They are trying to stamp that out and only offer free education to someone in need which is fair enough.
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Re: baptism

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:18 am

...Paphitis, without getting into too much detail, i have been thrown out of churches, here in Canada, a question of my (church) politics, and there are others that welcome me for the same reasons.

The priest who married my wife and me, does not normally perform this service, indeed, he recommends young couples to visit the priest in the larger churches, where the ceremony is more the spectacle we are accustomed to see. It is not that he does not need the money, it is not that they cannot pay enough, it is a matter of Faith, he must have confidence that the marriage he makes is worthy.

My church, where i was baptized, was burned to the ground and was not rebuilt, since then i have not kept up my membership in any congregation, rather, i enjoy to visit churches widely. I am not a religious man but very few who are religious dare to say a word against me. Charity, Hope, Faith, the way, Grace; you don't need religion for these, but you must choose, and act accordingly.
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Re: baptism

Postby Paphitis » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:59 am

Wow RW! I never met anyone who has been banned from a Church before! Good work brother! 8)

Care to give us some tips? :wink:
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Re: baptism

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:34 am

...suggest that since the service in parts is offered, in English, for the benefit of the children, we may offer some of the liturgy in French, since they are often present as guests.

This was at the Cathedral, because i was encouraged by my dear friend, a priest retired, to suggest this to the priest there. It was not well taken. Well it seems that my reputation preceded me, at a wedding in a church i had never been to, after the ceremony, the priest saw me, coming out of his office, he came up directly to me and told me to get out, he did not want a troublemaker like me in his church. Interestingly, a few years later i met the priest who was later to marry me, and he too knew of my suggestion, which he agreed with and supported, remembering me so to speak, at our introduction.
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