At Holy Baptism we experience new birth in God. A mystical transformation takes place. The image of God within us — which has become clouded through Adam’s sin — is polished, and there is now potential to become partakers of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). According to the Church Fathers Baptism has a divinising effect, which is activated in an invisible and mystical manner by the Holy Spirit. Let’s learn more about baptism in the Orthodox Church.
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Chrismation is performed after baptism, and by it Christians are sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit. Let’s learn about Chrismation. Chrismation Chrismation is the mark of the Holy Spirit that God places upon His people. Making the sign of the cross on various parts of our body with the blessed oil of Chrism, the priest says, “The seal of the gift of the Holy Spirit.” The use of the word seal comes from the scriptures.