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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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If you are planning a christening, this is surely the place to be.
Watching the USNS Hershel Woody Williams christening by Woodys side was one of my proudest moments, Senator Manchin said.
But the youngster's christening now appears to be the start of a relative stampede with a further ceremony due in the new year.
The christening on Friday will take place according to tradition at the palace chapel.
Sarah is anxious at Harry's christening Perhaps everyone should be more worried about Nick, whose mood swings are getting increasingly worse, while Gail's family forget her birthday.
Michelle, 32, said: "I always loved my mum's wedding dress and never imagined it would become my daughter's christening dress, but I'm so glad it did.
But when the priest told them there would be a wedding before the christening, they thought the church had been double-booked.
Charlotte will wear the christening gown previously worn by brother George - a replica of a Victorian silk and lace piece used at every royal christening over seven decades.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are both expected to attend the christening along with the Prince of Wales, who has become a grandfather for the second time, and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Charlotte, who was born on May 2, will wear the same royal silk and lace christening gown as George.
A limited number of free tickets to the christening event will be available for the general public.
The christening collection included beautiful dresses for little princesses and modern outfits for young gentlemen, with the classic elegance of Marasil clothes.