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Featured 22Dec2007: Chrismation (was Sava the New)
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Our venerable and God-bearing father '''''[[Sava the NewChrismation]]''' (also spelled ''Savvas'' or ''Savas'') is the [[patron saintsacrament]] of the Greek island of Kalymnos (Calymna), where he lived during the last twenty years of his life as the by which a [[priestbaptism|baptized]] and spiritual father person is granted the gift of the [[nunHoly Spirit]]s of the Convent of All Saintsthrough anointing with oil. He was As Baptism is a great personal participation in the death and [[asceticPascha|Resurrection]], of [[confessorJesus Christ|Christ]], so Chrismation is a personal participation in the coming of the Holy Spirit at [[iconographerPentecost]], and [[wonder-worker|miracle-worker]]. He is one of the recently recognized saints in the Greek Orthodox Church.
The feast of StChrismation is often considered the equivalent to Confirmation in the western practise. Sava the New of Kalymnos is celebrated on various dates Although normally administered in different traditionsconjunction with Baptism, including in some cases chrismation alone may be used to receive [[February 7]convert], [[April 7]] ([[March 25]] in s to Orthodoxy through the exercise of ''[[Old Calendar]]), [[December 5economia]] with St''. [[Sabbas The Sacrament of Chrismation can be observed in the Sanctified|Sava the Sanctified]], and New Testament: the fifth Sunday of [[Great LentActs of the Apostles]] with St. [[Mary show us that a sort of Egypt]]Confirmation was going on even in the early Church.
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