Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
NO ONE IS DENIED BAPTISM
We do not baptize those who have already been baptized in the name of “the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;” however, we will not deny baptism to any unbaptized person. Like all Orthodox Churches, we follow the ancient apostolic practice of Chrismating with Holy Myron (confirmation) at the time of baptism.
"...Forbid them not..."
A church has failed when it refuses baptism to a child because one of the parents is not baptized.
God loves him
But his local church refused to baptize him because one of his godparents belonged to a different apostolic denomination.
Three times water is poured in the traditional baptismal rite. A small spoon is being used, but when requested the Bishop has taken people to the river.
The ancient practice is to confirm by anointing with Holy Oil at the time of baptism. This young lady's foot is being anointed.
A Little Fun
Post baptism pictures. Christian life is meant to be joyous!