For me, it is the only church I know of, that has saunas in the basements. And a parrot!
The baptismal water came from a crystal bowl that is a heirloom in the mothers family. Her Finnish relatives, who travelled from Finnland for this occasion, brought this with them. The metal ring, that graces the crystal, is engraved with the names and the christening date of all the children of the family. How is this for a family tradition?
On tables decorated with baby's breath (how fitting!) I ate way too much strawberry cake. The godparents tasks is it to be an intergral part of his spiritual upbringing. I would assume, you can translate the tasks to you stay very well connected in some manner with the child. I was christened myself as a baby, but even though I haven't been an active member of any religious group or church in a very long time, it was very touching to see that little boy being included into the church. Not only is it a great family gathering and perhaps you feel, it is "something you do" when you have a child, but it feels like a public and solemn promise. A promise that he is protected and guided it some way. Either by a higher power or by the guests of his christening. And isn't that a great thought to grow up with?
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