After lighting the decorated baptismal candle, the priest, the godparent holding the infant, and children carrying similar candles, walk around three times; symbolizing a dance of joy for the new Christian who has been added to the church.
Baptism cleanses the soul of the original sin transmitted by Adam and Eve when they disobeyed God.
The lighted candle is a constant symbol in the Orthodox church. It represents the light of Christ. A candle is adorned for weddings, baptisms and easter. Design a special baptismal candle for your godchild. One that reflects your style and the feelings you wanted to share on that special day.