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Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology

Godfather | Godparent

 

* The person who is responsible before God and the church of the newly baptized.

* These responsibilities are most serious in the case of infant baptism, at which the godparents also make the promises of renunciation, faith, and obedience in the child's name.

* He (or she) promises to supervise the religious education of the child.

* The godfather has to pray on behalf of the baptized person and care for him.

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