Child of Light : The Greek Orthodox Baptism Book, by Jamie Jameson with original illustrations by Pat Kaufman
The Greek Orthodox Baptism is a special moment for every Greek Orthodox child. Until now the sacrament has always been hard to explain to children. This book takes a unique approach in explaining the baptismal ceremony and its significance with beautiful illustrations and plain English for children. This makes it not only a great education book but also a unique baptismal gift.
A note from the author:
With its profound spiritual meaning and exceptional beauty, the Sacred Rite of Baptism in the Greek Orthodox Church has remained primarily unchanged for over 1500 years. The Ceremony;s actual origins go back even further in time, as the Rite is based on Saint John's Baptism of Jesus Christ. It is difficult not to feel the radiance of this ancient Orthodox Ceremony, this Holy Sacrament of "The Entrance into Light." It is a connection to the earliest Church, the one established by Christ. It is the beginning of a new life. And it is a mystical union with God. While it is referred to as the Holy Sacrament or Sacred Mystery of Baptism, the Ceremony actually has within it three separate Holy Sacraments; Baptism, Chrismation, and Communion. The Joy and mystical wonder of each of these three Holy Sacraments are reflected in the beautiful, highly-original, contemporary artwork that was created specifically for this book. It is our intention that the following art-filled pages will not only add to your appreciation and understanding of the Greek Orthodox Baptism Ceremony, but when personalized with notes, momentos, and photographs from your child's Baptism, will make this book a cherished family heirloom.
Hardcover, 48 Pages