Baptism, Confirmation and Communion are performed together as one’s Initiation into the Armenian Church. The Sacrament of Baptism represents the individual’s spiritual birth. Through Baptism a person enters the Church of Christ, becomes a member of the Body of Christ, and is cleansed of sin. Baptism is performed by immersion in water three times, “In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
Confirmation is the affirmation of the Holy Spirit. The new Christian is sealed and anointed with Holy Chrism oil (called Muron in Armenian). By anointing, he/she 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. Baptisms can be performed any day of the week through out the year. For more information or to schedule a baptism please contact the church office at (301) 229-8742.