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[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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Baby was christened, the rector deciding that a double baptism was the lesser risk to incur; and on this occasion Silas, making himself as clean and tidy as he could, appeared for the first time within the church, and shared in the observances held sacred by his neighbours.
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.
And once again Margaret Henan carried a babe to Belfast and had it christened Samuel.
And that which can be examined with cowardly eyes is to be christened "beautiful
I'd stand godfather to him, if he was to be christened in a bonfire, made of the ruins of the Bank of England.
A working woman, christened Rachael, after a long illness once again appearing at the ringing of the Factory bell, and passing to and fro at the set hours, among the Coketown Hands; a woman of pensive beauty, always dressed in black, but sweet-tempered and serene, and even cheerful; who, of all the people in the place, alone appeared to have compassion on a degraded, drunken wretch of her own sex, who was sometimes seen in the town secretly begging of her, and crying to her; a woman working, ever working, but content to do it, and preferring to do it as her natural lot, until she should be too old to labour any more?
For Pippa to be christened in such a special family dress made the day all the more amazing.
10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, General Dynamics Electric Boat christened the Illinois (SSN 786), the 13th submarine of the U.
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.