Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)


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SPONSOR - (Lat. to promise) One who speaks for the person to be baptized and undertakes a certain responsibility for the faith of such person, thereby contracting spiritual relationship, commonly called "godfather" and "godmother."  For validity sponsors must be Orthodox. The duties of sponsors are to take a permanent interest in the spiritual welfare of their godchildren.

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