Orthodox. The chaplain will immerse the infant three times in an Orthodox baptismal
font in the name of the Holy Trinity. This method of baptism can also take place in a
large tub, a lake, or a river. When an Orthodox baptismal font or a large tub is used,
follow these general guidelines:
Ensure the Orthodox baptismal font or tub is clean.
Place the baptismal font or tub in the center of the alter area (chancel).
Fill the font or tub with about 1 foot of water.
Ensure the water in the font or tub is at room temperature at the time of the
Place a small table beside the baptismal font or tub.
Place a white cloth over the top of the table.
Place the following items on the table:
A candlestick with an altar candle inserted into it and a candle follower on
top of the candle.
Two baptismal candles for use by the candidate's sponsors.
One clean towel.
Place the censer stand with censer and boat on the opposite side of the baptismal
font from where you put the table.
PART B - IDENTIFY THE ITEMS, VESTMENTS, AND GARMENTS NEEDED TO
PERFORM THE VARIOUS TYPES OF BAPTISMS
Items Needed in Conjunction with a Baptismal Service.
Baptismal shell - Item used to pour the water over the head of the person being baptized.
Holy oils - Blessed oils normally stored in small metal containers. Cotton balls are used
to wipe off the holy oils from the candidate, and from the chaplain's thumb. The used
cotton balls should be burned after the service and the ashes spread upon the ground.
Baptismal candle - Provided by the chapel or the family to each candidate being
baptized. Baptismal candles are generally used by Catholics.