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A question about the Baptism and Myron arose in a discussion. It is understood that Philip (the deacon) did not have the authority to give the Holy Spirit; so when he baptized the Samaritans, St. Peter and St. John came to them to give them the Holy Spirit by putting their hands upon them. God ordered Philip after that to overtake the chariot of the Ethiopian eunuch. Then, Philip explained the scripture to him and baptized him. How did God accept this baptism without giving the Holy Spirit (Myron) especially since the Ethiopian eunuch was returning back to his country and no one would give him the Holy Spirit?
Please explain 1 John 5:6-12, mainly verses 6-8. The Orthodox Study Bible talks about the Sacraments of Chrismation, Baptism, and Eucharist, but clarification would be much appreciated.
What are the 7 Sacraments existing in the church and which are mandatory to reach Heaven?
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