Next we come to the baptizand phase. At the beginning of Lent the catechumens including soldiers are enrolled for baptism individually Theod. of Mops., Hom. 12, 14 in the churchâ€™s book which corresponds to that of heaven, after examination of the candidate and the confirmation by the sponsor. Porto Alegre Metro Map The 30-day period of preparation leading up to baptism is described like that of a gymnasium, a battle against immoral habits such as obscene speech, attachment to luxury, entertainments Chrys., Catech. I, 1,16-22 SC 366, 144-160; O. Pasquato, Gli spettacoli, 211-249: entertainments and moral life; a daily period of instruction in the morning Chrys., Catech. III, 2,12 139-140; of exorcisms barefoot, without tunic, listening to terrifying words, asking for liberation from evil Chrys., Catech. I, 1,7; 2,6 SC 366, 124.188-190; learning of the creed Theod. of Mops., Hom. 12,25; rite of the apotaxis, renunciation of Satan and his pomps, and of the syntaxis, adherence to Christ, by which each baptizand concludes a pact syntheke with Christ registered in heaven at the ninth hour on Good Friday; prayer with raised hands; and recitation of the creed redditio symboli Chrys., Catech. I, 3,4-6 SC 366, 226- 234. Immediately follows the anointing on the forehead by the bishop with the sign of the cross, with perfumed oil myron, the mark of a soldier of Christ and a spousal sign, protection against Satan Chrys., Catech. I, 3,7 SC 366, 234; RAC 20, 524 see M. Metzger: RAC 20, 523-528; V. Saxer, op. cit., 241-296; G. Cavallotto, Catecumenato, 115-140; O. Pasquato, Crisostomo Giovanni: J. Gevaert ed., Diz. di Cat., 185-186; Teodoro di Mopsuestia, ibid., 629- 631. For Cappadocia and Constantinople; Syria Aphraates, Ephrem, Narsai; and Alexandria and Egypt, see H. Brakmann: RAC 20, 528-536.