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Christening and Dedication:Different Beginnings

Although sometimes ‘christening’ and ‘dedication’ are used in an interchangeable manner, there is a difference in these religious ceremonies. It is understandable, however, that a certain amount of confusion exists about these terms. Since the earliest times, there has been debate surrounding this issue. Some wondered if parents should ‘dedicate’ their infants. Certain groups suggested that the true ‘dedication’ be delayed until a child had reached...