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Could someone please tell me the difference between a Christening and a Baptism. Is there a difference at all? When is each term used specifically?
-- Tiesha (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 26, 1999
Christening is the traditional name given to the conferral of the Sacrament of Baptism. The term comes from the fact that in Baptism we are made Christ-like and receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and are incorporated into the Body of Christ the Church. We receive a Christian name in Baptism thus the term - Christened (or at least are supposed to)
Br. Rich S.F.O.
-- Br. Rich S.F.O. (email@example.com), July 26, 1999.