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The Quarterly Journal of St. Philaret’s Institute

Baptismal Sponsorship in Early Church and Ways of Using this Experience in Modern Catechetical Practice

Maria Dikareva, Research and Methodology Specialist, SFI (Moscow)
Alexander Kopirovsky, Ph. D. in Education, Professor, SFI (Moscow)
pp. 81–100
The paper is focused on the meaning of the word “sponsor” according to early Christian historical sources. The author describes the baptismal sponsorship experience in the early church as well as the possible ways of applying it in modern catechetical practice by the example of catechesis in the Transfiguration Brotherhood.
Keywords: baptismal sponsor; godparent; witness; catechesis; catechumens; early church; Transfiguration Brotherhood.

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