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From: Peter McGuinness
email: peterjmcguinness@yahoo.com
Category: Spiritual
Date: 02 Oct 1999
Time: 11:16:58


I have been waiting to see if someone else would respond to your inquiry about baptism. At the birth of a child there is no ceremony exactly equivalent to Christian infant baptism. A lamp will be lit and, a few days after birth the child may be marked with ashes from a sacred fire and have a few drops of pomegranate juice placed on their tongue. The real initiation into the community takes place when the child is about 8 years of age and is invested with the sudreh (a white shirt) and the kusti (or cord). At that time the child takes up the responsibilities of the Zoroastrian faith. At the present time there is a great deal of controversy over whether non Zoroastrians can convert to the religion. For more information, please visit my web page: hhtp:// zoroastrianism.homepage.com


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