9059Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: chrismated priests?
- Sep 5, 2003Bless, Father Peter;
While I would agree with what you have just stated, I would quickly
point out that Blessed Hieromonk Seraphim would most certainly now say
that he was received incorrectly and that he and Met. Laurus would both
say that full Orthodox triple-immersion should be the norm. And for the
peace of mind of the convert, would most likely allow the "completion"
of their reception into the Holy Orthodox Church by baptism, if done in
a discreet manner and that all understood that it was simply the
completion of a Holy Mystery that was done improperly (because in
Orthodoxy, baptism and chrismation should never be separated), and was
now simply being completed.
> --- In email@example.com, "jechenaudrey"
> <jechenaudrey@y...> wrote:
> > Hello, can Orthodox Christians received by chrismation only be
> > ordained as priests or must they be baptized by triple immersion
> > before ordination? Nicholas
> Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose) of Platina was received by chrismation and
> later ordained to the priesthood. I have never heard anything about
> him having to be baptized *after* his chrismation so that he could be
> ordained. Was he not "Orthodox enough" to be ordained? Metropolitan
> Laurus has told me that if someone has been received by chrismation
> and has been receiving Holy Communion, it is not proper to go back
> and baptize them since they have already been living an Orthodox life.
> Priest Peter Jackson
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