The Sacrament of Baptism is a Sacrament of the Armenian Church that represents spiritual birth. Baptism, Chrismation/Confirmation (affirmation of the Holy Spirit) and Communion are performed together as one’s Initiation into the Armenian Church.
Through Baptism a person enters the Church of Christ, becomes a member of the Body of Christ, and is cleansed of sin.
By Chrismation, the new Christian is sealed and anointed with Holy Chrism oil (called Muron in Armenian) and by anointing receives the Holy Spirit and is affirmed as a member of the Apostolic Church. With Holy Communion, the new Christian is nourished with Christ’s Body and Blood and united with Him and the eternal Kingdom of God.
The Sacrament of Baptism must be performed according to the canons of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Please secure a date in advance by calling the church office (847-998-1989) or contact Very Reverend Father Ghevont Pentezian at Fghevont@yahoo.com / 847-624-5018.