- 6 years ago
Hi everyone! I know this is perhaps not TECHNICALLY an interfaith question–my Fiance and I both come from a Christian tradition–but it is interdenominational, I suppose.
I was planning to be baptized and confirmed into the Anglican Church this upcoming July; however, when I made these plans, I wasn’t thinking I was going to end up planning to get married! Now, my Fiance is Orthodox, and we’ve agreed that we’ll be married and raise our future children in the Orthodox Church.
Neither he nor his family are putting any pressure on me to be baptized in the Orthodox Church, but I know everyone would be thrilled. Would the Orthodox Church have originally been my first choice? No, but when you get down to it, it’s all the same Father, Son and Holy Spirit and I think the Orthodox Church is a beautiful institution that I really want to be a part of.
I spoke with my vicar about what to do; he suggest the compromise of going ahead and getting baptized in the Anglican Church and then chrismated in the Orthodox Church, so that I could bring all my religious experiences to the table. Usually I go for this kind of compromise, but I feel (perhaps somewhat inexplicably) that my heart is really in getting baptized in the Orthodox Church.
Anyone have any similar experiences? What would you do if you were in my shoes?