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9 Alternative Christening Traditions from Around the World

Although a christening is associated with the Christian faith, in some form or another all denominations hold a special ceremony to welcome a new life into the world. Traditionally, a christening is a ceremony for a person at the beginning of their life, involving a ritual of purification with blessed water so they can be…
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Here’s What Happens at a Christening

Traditionally, parents chose to have their children christened because they wanted them to be brought up in the Christian faith. Although this is still the main and most valid reason, today a christening is also used as a time to celebrate a child’s life and is regarded as an ‘official’ ceremony to welcome them into…
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A Comprehensive Guide to Christening Etiquette

The christening of your child marks the beginning of a special and unique relationship between your newest family member and your chosen faith. There could no more memorable event than this one, and many families understand the importance of ensuring every detail is taken care of, from the church to the invitations to the christening…
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Seventeen Questions About Christenings You Always Wanted to Ask

1. Why should I christen my child? Christening is a religious rite designed to induct a newborn child into the church. It arose as a practice during the early Middle Ages, at a time when Christianity was spreading rapidly across the western world. The precise religious purpose of christening was to wash away original sin…
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