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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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And also with my great-cousin Kathleen, who wore it on her christening day in 1939.
Referring to a Baptism as a christening is comparably derived and equally appropriate.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Stena Bulk USA is hosting the Christening of the new Concordia Maritime P-MAX Vessel, Stena Performance; the fourth of ten in the P-MAX series.
A live video and audio webcast of the Illinois christening will be accessible online at: www.
uk/in the General Election so they couldn't arrange the christening until now.
I was surprised and really happy that our family would not only see the amazing ship, but actually step aboard," said Chase, one of about 15 family members who attended the ship's christening on Jan.
New York Water Taxi kicked off its 2005 season with the christening of the Seymour B.
The doting gran gifted her much-loved satin gown to her daughter Michelle, so she could have it made into a christening robe for her baby Pippa.
The Saturday morning christening ceremony took place at Electric Boat's Groton shipyard with the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus as the ceremony's principal speaker.
FRIENDS and family were shocked when they turned up for a family christening - to be told by the vicar they were actually there for a wedding.
PRINCESS Charlotte's christening today will have Princess Diana at its centre - taking place in the same church where she was baptised.