Godparents

If you want your christening to be a truly memorable and beautiful celebration, you should allot time to prepare for this special occasion. Traditionally, the duties and responsibilities for organizing christenings are allocated rather strictly, but these days it is already the norm for the parents and future godparents of the child being baptized to consult with each other and come up with the christening scenario together.   If the people who have been invited to become the child’s godparent don’t know one another or are from separate families, the parents could arrange for them to meet, so that both…
Every family baptizing a child hopes that the godparents won‘t just be people who take part in the baptismal ceremony, but that they, as the years go by, will provide spiritual guidance to the child, have a relationship with him, and take part in the his life. According to the regulations of the church, godparents for infants and small children are to be selected by the child‘s parents, whereas older children can select their own godparents. You should take into consideration whether you would like your child‘s godparents to be family members, or just people who you are close to,…
When you arrive at the church for the Sacrament of Baptism, the priest will greet the parents and the future godparents. He will announce that on this special day, your baby will be baptized and will receive God‘s gift – a new life. During the liturgy, the priest will address the godparents, asking them if they are prepared to accept this duty, and if they will they try with all their might to help the child come to know God. It‘s worth listening to the words of the liturgy intently, as they are now addressed to the person not only…
Being chosen as a godparent is a sign that the parents have infinite trust in you. A family is inviting you to become a special person in their child‘s life, to set an example, and to provide lifelong spiritual guidance. Receiving such an invitation is a great honor, but it is advisable not to rush into your decision; rather, you should give yourself a few days to think it over and to decide if you will truly be able to fulfill such an important obligation. It‘s worth asking yourself some questions, such as: “is my faith in God strong enough,…
No matter how carefully you choose your godparents, a lack of time and busy lifestyle may prevent them from performing their duties as well as they, or you, might like. However, don‘t forget that not only are they your child’s godparents - your child is their godson or daughter as well. Therefore, the child‘s parents themselves should make an effort to maintain the relationship between the child and the godparents; they should help foster this relationship, at least when the child is still young. You can help encourage a relationship between your child and his godparents by inviting them to…
Church of England  * The Church of England suggests you have at least three godparents; * Traditionally, girls have two godmothers and one godfather, while boys have two godfathers and one godmother, but the number of godparents depends on you; * Godparents can be family members or friends; * Godparents must be 16 or older, and must have received the Sacraments of   Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation; * It is preferable for the future godfather to be a practicing Christian, because he will be asked to make promises during the ceremony, so he should feel comfortable doing this.    …