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===Churching of the Child===
In some traditions, the churching is always performed before the baptism, which is the historical norm in the manuscript tradition. In other traditions, howeverm however, if the infant has already been baptized, the priest performs the churching of the child. If not, he does the churching immediately after the child's baptism. There are various forms of this service among different Orthodox traditions. The following mentions some of the elements that are more commonly seen.
Taking up the child, the priest lifts it up, making the [[Sign of the Cross]] with the child before the doors of the temple, saying: "The servant of God (''Name'') is churched, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen."
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