The baptizm in other churchs is valid in syriac
orthodox chuch too, but
Patriarch Ephrem Barsaum write in his
introduction of "tekso da-'modo" (the book of baptizm)
that it is necessary to re-baptize the belivers from the "epickopal
church" if they convert to syriac orthodox church.
I don't know exactly what Patriarch Barsaum
meant "episcopal church". Maybe he thought "protestant
church"? I heard that a syriac priest in Berlin (Germany) re-baptized some
protestant belivers when they converted to syriac orthodox church.
believe that the Syriac Orthodox Church would not re-baptize those
been baptized in mainstream apostolic churches. The "one
remission of sins" doctrine, as stated in the Nicene
historically favored a more lenient approach towards
accepting the sacrament
of baptism received in other churches.
However, all received into the Church
--- In SOR-Forum@y...,
> Hello, my name is Philip Harran and I am
baptized and confirmed
Catholic who is interested in being received into the
Church. As I have received the sacraments of initiation as a
Catholic, would I need to repeat either of them to enter the Syriac
Orthodox Church or is only a confession of faith required? Thank you
every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger."
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