Baby Baptism

When an Anglican priest baptizes a baby, she brings the child to the font, reads from the Gospels, says a prayer, and addresses its carers about its Christian upbringing. She then baptizes the child, pouring holy water over its head and saying, "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit". In the Catholic church, the baby is also anointed with consecrated oil, called chrism.

The bride traditionally wears a veil, a symbol of chastity f^S

'TIL DEATH US DO PART

Christians see marriage as a lifelong partnership and some churches, such as the Catholic church, do not recognize divorce. A wedding is therefore both a happy event and a serious one. Weddings are full of symbolism. Orthodox couples, for example, are crowned with wreaths to show that they are rulers of their kingdom - the family.

Lilies are symbols of purity: they also represent the Virgin Mary

Lilies are symbols of purity: they also represent the Virgin Mary

Wedding kneeler ja

Ivory counter showing burial scene

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