Are children baptized in fasting?

Alexandra Bychkova
Alexandra Bychkova
December 20, 2012
Are children baptized in fasting?

When a child is born, parents often want to convert him. Young mothers and fathers always have a lot of questions related to baptism, including the baptism of a child during the days of fasting. So are children baptized in fasting?

Traditionally, a child is baptized 40 days after birth, as the mother "due to her natural weakness" cannot be in the church at this time. After this period, regardless of whether baptism falls on the day of fasting or not, a child can be brought to the temple and together with the godfather and / or mother to perform the sacrament.