The Armenian word for Baptism is Mkrtel, Mkrtutyun. The work Knoonk is also commonly used meaning the sacrament through which the believer is regenerated by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit to complete the rite of Christian initiation and adoption by God.
In the Armenian Apostolic Church tradition, the date for ceremony is set in consultation with the Pastor of the church and typically takes place within 40 days of birth. A Godfather is needed for the baptism in order to guarantee the faith of the person being baptized as well as taking him/her under his charge to see that he/she receives the proper Christian education. It is a requirement of the Armenian Church that the Godfather chosen be of the same religious practice of the Orthodox faith.
Baptisms and Birth Announcements
On Saturday, November 4, 2017 QUINN TANIELIAN received the Sacrament of Baptism. We congratulate parents Arlen and Susann Tanielian. We also congratulate Godparents Bryant Stephens and Jennifer Aspeitia We congratulate Baby Quinn on reaching this spiritual milestone.
On Friday, November 24, 2017 ALESSANDRA SIENNA BALADJANIAN received the Sacrament of Baptism. We congratulate parents Michael and Pauline Baladjanian. We also congratulate Godparents Eddie Arakelian and Louise Styles, Grandmother Ruby Baladjanian and Uncle Levon Baladjanian. We congratulate Baby Alessandra on reaching this spiritual milestone.