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christening:

see baptismbaptism
[Gr., =dipping], in most Christian churches a sacrament. It is a rite of purification by water, a ceremony invoking the grace of God to regenerate the person, free him or her from sin, and make that person a part of the church.
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Here was clearly a case of aberration in a christened child which demanded severe treatment; but Silas, overcome with convulsive joy at finding his treasure again, could do nothing but snatch her up, and cover her with half-sobbing kisses.
People get christened all the time and to have it at this church after so long made it that bit more special.
Lesa France Kennedy (2006) are among those who have christened a Goodyear blimp.
Prince Oscar of Sweden will be christened at the Royal Chapel in Drottningholm Palace located in the outskirts of Stockholm on May 27.
He urged all parents with financial difficulties and whose babies are not christened to contact the archbishopric to "arrange the details".
For Pippa to be christened in such a special family dress made the day all the more amazing.
Gemma and Andrew, who had been together for more than 20 years, tied the knot before having youngsters Troy and L'wren christened.
However, they decided to choose Briton Jason Bell when Prince George was christened at St James's Palace in October 2013.
The two-month-old will be christened Charlotte Elizabeth Diana at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, where Diana's parents Earl Spencer and Frances Shand Kydd had her baptised in 1961.
Charlotte, who was born on May 2, will be christened on July 5 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham.
Roberts joins a list of accomplished women who have christened previous Goodyear blimps, including astronaut Dr.
THE Royal Navy wants to hear from anyone who was christened using the bell from HMS Liverpool so they can attend a special dedication ceremony at the city's seafarers' church.