The christening

Preparing for the baptism of a child is a responsible process, which must follow certain traditions and rules. To prepare for the sacrament should the parents and future godparents. The child was admitted to the Church, only one godfather for a boy or a godmother for a girl. To the choice of the godparents must be approached with maximum seriousness as they would take care of the godson along with his natural parents.

It is believed that the cross, the father and mother responsible for the spiritual upbringing of your child and his Christian manhood.

Usually this ceremony is usually carried out in the period from 8 th to 40-th day of a baby's life, who is going to baptize, because in this time, he comes under the protection of the Lord and is cleansed from original sin. In ancient times this period was caused by early mortality of young children from disease and unbaptized child, it was believed, was doomed to the perdition of his soul. Choosing godparents, you need to decide the place and date of the christening. Baptism can be held in any Church, the religion of parents, however, need to agree in advance with her priest. When choosing a Church, it is desirable to be guided by their personal feelings from the place and the priest. If you are satisfied, the priest will give detailed instructions on the preparation of the ceremony and answer any questions.


All those present at the rite of baptism needs to look appropriately: women must cover their head with a kerchief and wear a mid-length skirt and men a suit or other appropriate Church clothes. All participants in baptism must bear a cross. Before the ceremony it is desirable to clarify whether in the Church, pictures and videos of this momentous event, since not all clerics approve of such interference in such an intimate act.

Since the cross from the moment of baptism must constantly be on the child's body, while choosing, you need to consider the size and the material of this Church attribute.

Clothes for baptism baby should be light and comfortable. Is the best for this special baptismal rite fit shirts and towels. They are often left to memory, because there is a belief that they can alleviate the condition of a sick child who needs to wipe the wet baptismal towel.