Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bless You Jayden!

Baptising Jayden has always been on my to-do list since he was born. Just last week, I went to the church to register for his baptism, it will be on the 28th June 09! My parents are so excited and looking forward to the day, and I have chosen my sis as Jayden's godmother. Being a godparent of a child is no easy feat. The godparent will be the role model and idol for the child to follow and embrace. It's simple why I chose my sis, I wanted someone whom I love and trust to be able to guide and love Jayden all the way! :)

So, just a few days ago, I went down to Klang to meet a tailor (my relative's friend) who will make a baptism suit for him. We decided to tailor made one for him as I called a few shops and they said they do not sell it. So, instead of ordering one online which is in abundance, I decided to ask around and true enough, there's a lady which custom makes dresses/gowns etc.

This is the design I chose, so cute!


Jayden being measured by tailor

I can't wait for the fitting session which is next week!

More info on baptism for those who are interested :)

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What is Infant Baptism?

Infant baptism is the Christian religious practice of baptizing infants or young children. In theological discussions, the practice is sometimes referred to as paedobaptism or pedobaptism from the Greek pais meaning "child."


Ceremony

The exact details of the baptismal ceremony vary among Christian denominations. Many follow a prepared ceremony, called a rite or liturgy. In a typical ceremony, parents bring their child to their congregation's priest or minister. The minister then applies water to the child. As the water touches the child, the minister utters the words "I baptise you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" (see Matthew 28:19).

Most Christians baptize their baby by either pouring water (affusion) or by sprinkling water (aspersion) on the child. Some Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions baptise their babies by totally immersing them in the font.

Although it is not required, many parents and godparents choose to dress their baby in a white gown called a christening gown for the baptism ceremony. Christening Gowns often become treasured keepsakes that are used by many other children in the family and handed down from generation to generation. Traditionally, this gown is white or slightly off white and made with many laces, trims and intricate details. In the past, a gown was used for both baby boys and girls. In more modern times, it has become appropriate to baptize boys in christening outfits. Also made of white or off white fabric, the christening outfit consists of a romper with a vest or other accessories. After the baptism ceremony, these articles of clothing are preserved as a memory of this very special and significant event in the child's life.

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19 friends spoke up!:

little prince's mummy said...

Wow! Tailor-made clothes.. Rememeber to shoot photos with jayden wearing it after it's done!

MeRy said...

Dun foget snap Jayden's pic on his new suit.

Merryn said...

so cute when they measure him. i like the clothes u chose. very cute!

the little prince said...

Looking forward to the baptism session. My friend did for her baby girl last month, the baby is younger only 6 months old. The session is so touching!

Jaanvi said...

The clothes are definitely cute... god bless you jayden!

LittleLamb said...

Congratulations in advance for Jayden's baptism. If I m not mistaken, the suit has to be all white right???

Qistina's Mama n Abah said...

I dont know this tradition anyway but the suit you choose is nice. Hope to see jayden in it ya1 Dont forget..

Wonderful Life said...

waa... jayden so lucky! i think he'll look cute and charming in this outfit... :)

Mummy Gwen said...

You've chosen a very nice outfit for Jayden. Congrats!!

Adrine said...

Nice choice! Includes the hat too?

Paul & Doris said...

Cannot wait to see my darling Jayden in his baptismal white suit! We will be proud grandparents all the way...........! Jayden you lucky boy, your momma made a good choice:} Grandpa & Grandmama with lots of love & kisses.

Anonymous said...

sure mummies, proud mama will definitely snap lots of photos!

ya yugene, it's a very memorable moment :)

rachel, yes it's compulsory to wear white, signifies purity.

adrine, i've selected this outfit as a guideline for the tailor, i omitted the hat though, cos jayden is bound to pull it off!

mummy and papa, u guys are the best! :)

Kristie said...

sure mummies, proud mama will definitely snap lots of photos!

ya yugene, it's a very memorable moment :)

rachel, yes it's compulsory to wear white, signifies purity.

adrine, i've selected this outfit as a guideline for the tailor, i omitted the hat though, cos jayden is bound to pull it off!

mummy and papa, u guys are the best! :)

Lemonjude said...

First time I know baby can go baptism..I'm from baptist church, normally newborn baby pastor will say blessing to them and to submit them to God. Water baptism only to go when they are adult and understand the religion.

This must be a big day for Jayden in his life. May God leads him and showering him grace and mercy abundantly in his growing years.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

The baptism suit is so cute. You have many designs to choose from?
Is it comes with the cap?

Mind to share how much about a set of the suit?

Is it compulsory to have a godmother for the baptise ceremony?

Kristie said...

Judy, I am a roman catholic, and it's a tradition and practise to baptise babies when they are young! Thanks for sharing more abt baptish church :) and thanks for your blessings! God bless u and ur family too :)

Joanne, I actually found this design online, and I thought it was so cute too! I omitted the cap cos Jayden doesn't like things on his head hahah... The tailor is charging me rm65, still much cheaper than buying online! Yes it is customary for the baptised child to have godparents, they will be the guardian for this child!

Hijackqueen said...

Thanks for point out on the outfit. I didn't know there is such thing till i read it. Happy Baptism!

Kristie said...

Hijackqueen, thanks for reading!

Mummy to QiQi said...

can't wait to see jayden in that suit now :)