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Subject: Re: [Ess] Half baptisms
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 15:48:35 EDT
In a message dated 12/06/2007 17:55:03 GMT Standard Time,
The 'Service of Naming and blessing' you were offered in the 1970s was
something introduced about that time to offer something for people who
were not prepared to make the commitment required in the
That's in the CofE, I take it.
We Latter-day Saints have always (afaik) had such a ceremony, because we do
not baptise children under eight. I don't know what the score is for baptists
and others who reject infant baptism, but wouldn't be surprised if they have
a similar arrangement.
If parents of a small child (who is of course already named) join the
Church, then a Blessing can be done without the naming, and "Blessing" is the usual
way of referring to the ceremony.
Mike Stone - Peterborough, England
For the strength of the Hills we bless, thee, Our God, our fathers' God.
Thou hast made thy children mighty, By the touch of the mountain sod.
Thou hast led thy chosen Israel, To freedom's last abode.
For the strength of the hills we bless, thee, Our God, our fathers' God.
(Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; No 35)
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