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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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YOU wait almost 150 years for a christening - and then two come along at once.
Members of the Swedish royal family and close friends will attend the royal christening.
Babies and the task of how to bring them up don't come with manuals -- unfortunately -- and although there are lots of books on the matter, anyone getting ready to have a baby, who already has a child or who is planning on christening a baby needs all the help they can get.
Her sister Mairead and my great niece Eilidh also wore it at their christenings - so my dress has been used five times.
Pupils from Telford |Junior School learn about christenings from churchwarden Mrs Charlotte Sanders
Paula added: "The christening will be well attended with about 150 family members.
When he announced after the christenings that there was another small ceremony - our wedding - people went very quiet.
Tips from Netmums on christenings You may choose a traditional religious ceremony in your local church or maybe a less binding "blessing" at the venue instead (this can be followed up by a baptism when your child is older).
Sweetie Pie Collection has turned into one of the most prominent suppliers of children's formal wear, specifically for girls' dresses, whether for communion or christenings.
Staff at Aintree Racecourse said they had noticed a trend in people spending big on christenings.
From today, there will be 35 gowns, dating back as far as 1848, on show in the stunning church building where many of the christenings actually took place.
Sitting in a chair, Goody wore her hospital gown and had her drip still attached during the christenings.