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Apparently this is news.
my name means 'Bearer of Christ, crown of the town of the marsh'
The rite (or 'sacrament' as you'd maybe call it if you're a tim or high church anglican) is called 'baptism'. 'christening' is the taking of a name as part of the joining of Christ's church. they both generally happen at teh same time and are pretty ingerchangeable, but certainly from the ecumenical christian church's pov, baptism is the more correct term.
Wikipedia says it's a ceremony associated with baptism?
(1) a baptism can be done at any age, a christening is for babies.
(2) there are differences in terminology between the different branches of Christianity. I've always had it in my head that baptism = Roman Catholic, christening = Church of England, but idk if that's entirely correct/accurate
CHristening is associated and is linked to being named in Christ and altohugh a baby's name will be registered at the register of births usually a long time before a christening takes place, it is 'named in christ' or somethig like that, when it is christened at the baptism.
but loads of other (protestant) denominations do baptism - adult baptism used to be deemed heresy in the eyes of the catholic church, with a probable death sentence
I'm assuming they've moved on slightly since the middle ages, but you can never tell
If a protestant is converting, then although their previous baptism ought to be recognised (i.e. tyey are a technical christian, and can therefore move on to the next sacraments) you'll find many churches will re baptise the coverter JUST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE (because their souls are probably consumed by snakes and the like.)
and choosing friends as godparents.
Well done, they're in the real world now.
Sign me up
More understandable with west of Scotland life expectancies, though.
"HE’S GOT A ONE MILLION POUND BEDROOM WHILST PEOPLE ARE OUT ON THE STREETS WHILST FIREMAN ARE BEING SACKED WHILST DISABLED CHILDREN ARE LOSING BENEFITS WHILST THE NHS IS BEING PRIVATISED WHILST THE FUCKING ENERGY COMPANIES GET A GUN AND PUTS IT TO THE HEADS OF FUCKING PEOPLE TO SAY “WHAT YOU WANT? DO YOU WANT SOME HEAT? DO YOU WANT SOME ELECTRICITY? ARE YOU GONNA FEED YOUR KIDS?” AND AS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR YOUR FUCKING MONEY DOWN THE BACK OF YOUR COUCH, YOU’RE GOING IN THERE AND ALL THERE IS IS CRUMBS, YOU’RE PICKING THE CRUMBS OUT. THAT TINY LITTLE FUCKING BABY WHO WAS BORN INSIDE HIS MUM’S BELLY WHERE HE ATE HIS TWIN SISTER BECAUSE ONLY ONE, ONLY ONE CAN FUCKING SURVIVE AND THEY COME OUT, AND THEN THE BBC SAY “WE NEED A PHOTO! WE NEED A PHOTO OF THE QUEEN, OF CHARLES, OF WILLIAM AND OF THE FUCKING SAVIOUR, THE SON OF FUCKING CHRIST, TINY FUCKING BABY GEORGE SO YOU WILL FUCKING KNOW WE LIVE IN A FEUDAL SYSTEM WHERE YOU PAY FUCKING RATES,WHERE YOU PAY TAXES, WHERE YOU PAY RENT TO THE FUCKING ROYALS. THE PARASITIC ROYAL FAMILY, THE QUEEN, WITH THE MILLION POUND HAT AND HER WHITE HORSES AND HER FUCKING GOLDEN CARRIAGES AND HER BUCKINGHAM PALACE, SANDRINGHAM AND WINDSOR FUCKING CASTLE".
Good old Chunky Mark.
I think they are now just mostly emblematic/symbolic but the people who would have you enthralled....yes its far more applicable.
Interestingly murdochs grand children got baptised somewhere in jordan, where they reckon jesus was baptised (think blair might have been there amongst others).....that for me is somehow far more chilling, more Omen like. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14785501
i think so, i mean its not like the royals actually do anything or do anything to keep themselves there, they are merely the lucky recipiants of wealth in return for being used as a symbol....they arnt actually active in anything (apart from function attending).....in fact anyone could maybe be the royals for the week, you could do it by lottery. Its other people that take the actions that cause misery for others and who try to keep the whole system going using the royals as a symbol, perhaps partly to divert/divide criticism that might otherwise be totally flung at the real rulers
I mean who the f would call a baby that.
Ooooh look prince george has soiled himself again, time to change prince georges nappy, give prince george his dummy.
and he isn't funky
If its not his first name, then why put it first?
Actually I cant remember if Michael Jacksons son has it first either?
I remember being genuinely quite revolted when frank skinner revealed what he had done to the world cup trophy
where all the world cup winners would kiss it
and the Church expects this to spark loads more baptisms/Christenings (whatever the fuck the differences is). It's like the Brit Awards effect.
Baptism is the rite.
Now you know.
Christening is protestant.
Baptism is catholic.
I can't be bothered to even google this to check.
My local bookie's 'Celeb Special' in their window for a long time had 50/1 that they would be 'Down n Drrrty' (actually was on the sign) by 2017
She could totally take Prince George in a fight.
MASSIVE hands. quite terrifying actually. I think I'm a bit scared of her, Prince George wants to watch his back.
Easy comparison to 5'10" me here:
She's adorable and quite totesy. What is terrifying is that, as I am only 5'2" (and my sister is too) the baby is only ten inches away from being half our height. Well seen its father is an absoulte BURMA.
Although my arse does look especially good in that photo, I agree.
how can william be being considered for king if he is irresponsible enough to provide material for Jimmy savilles?
Also what sort of mother is this Kate if she also allows it? dont they have any responsibility to their baby?
just like a naming ceremony where you tell all the elements the babies name....like with water and incense and stuff. Do they also name the baby to the directions of the cross and everything