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Uzbek Orthodox Church Introduces Tests for Would-Be Godparents

May 29, 2012 by  
Filed under General, News

The Orthodox churches of Uzbekistan have introduced a new procedure for the rite of baptism which provides for attending 12 Sunday lectures and passing exams. “I have visited Tashkent’s St. Uspenskiy Cathedral Church to find out how to baptise my son and learnt that this is a whole problem,” a 28-year old resident of the Uzbek capital, Olga, has said. Who will agree to become a godfather? According to Olga, would-be godparents will now have to attend Sunday catechetical lectures which will explain  [Read more...]