Originally Posted by Archpriest
As a Melkite priest, let me reiterate that it is important that the priest involved seek delegated jurisdiction from the Melkite bishop. This is simple to do, The address and telephone number are in the Catholic directory. The baptism register is annotated accordingly and a copy of the certificate is then forwarded to the Melkite chancery in Newton, MA.
Failing to follow this procedure could cause serious complications and problems at some later date when the then grown adult is preparing for marriage etc.
I haven't been on-line much and missed out on these posts until just now. Thank you for posting and for persisting.
The topic of proper jurisdiction, in addition to proper faculties, came up not that long ago here as I recall on the topic of marriage. At that time I was pushing for faculties and jurisdiction, and I thought Vico was among those saying the same. My mantra has always been when someone from a different Church sui juris
approaches seeking baptism or marriage (or chrismation) the parish should contact their chancery and get counsel. I hope I can remember in the future to say also as you have said to contact the ordinary of the Church whose member is seeking these sacraments. (This is hopefully what the chancery should tell the pastor to do.)
Problems go both directions. This also comes up with Latin Church Catholic adults and Protestants seeking chrismation in an Eastern Catholic Church. I know there are those who have been Chrismated in an Eastern Catholic Church and believe therefore they are Eastern Catholics of that Church sui juris
when canonically they are Catholic of the Latin Church