The annual baptisms of adult heathen are 190,000; those of heathen children at the point of death, 450,000.
A cure, in addition to his regular salary, received fees for baptisms, marriages, funerals and special masses, and had the benefit of a free house called a presbytre.
In the Uniate Greek Catholic Church the "ambo" has become a table, on which are placed a crucifix and lights, before the doors of the iconostasis; here baptisms, marriages and confirmations take place.
The neighbourhood of running water (for baptisms) is essential.
At baptisms the priest wears a violet stole during the first part of the service, i.e.