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'''''[[Chrismation]]''''' is the [[sacrament]] by which a [[baptism|baptized]] person is granted the gift of the [[Holy Spirit]] through anointing with oilAs Baptism is a personal participation in the death and [[Pascha|Resurrection]] of [[Jesus Christ|Christ]], so Chrismation is a personal participation in the coming of the Holy Spirit at [[Pentecost]].
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The '''[[Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America]]''', founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictionsIt is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synod.  The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."
  
Chrismation is often considered the equivalent to Confirmation in the western practise.  Although normally administered in conjunction with Baptism, in some cases chrismation alone may be used to receive [[convert]]s to Orthodoxy through the exercise of ''[[economia]]''.  The Sacrament of Chrismation can be observed in the New Testament: the [[Acts of the Apostles]] show us that a sort of Confirmation was going on even in the early Church. 
 
  
 
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The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America, founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictions. It is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synod. The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."


Recently featured: Raphael Morgan, Holy Week, Georges Florovsky, Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria, Paschal Homily, Pachomius the Great. View all featured articles.

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