Bless This Child: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Baby Blessing Ceremonies

Bless This Child: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Baby Blessing Ceremonies

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by Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb, with Andrea Thompson
     
 

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Congratulations on the birth of your baby!

In this child, you see inflnite potential and you place great hope. And now you’re preparing to celebrate what is perhaps the most joyous rite of passage—the baby blessing ceremony. Like many parents, you may wish to plan a personalized ceremony that reflects who you are as a family and what you

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Congratulations on the birth of your baby!

In this child, you see inflnite potential and you place great hope. And now you’re preparing to celebrate what is perhaps the most joyous rite of passage—the baby blessing ceremony. Like many parents, you may wish to plan a personalized ceremony that reflects who you are as a family and what you believe.

In Bless This Child, author Susanna Stefanachi Macomb presents a comprehensive selection of ceremonial elements for baby blessings. She has culled from the best traditions around the world and developed new ones, combining spiritual as well as humanist aspects. This guide includes

• poetry, prose, scripture, prayers, vows, opening words, and closing blessings; • moving rituals including candle-lighting, naming, and anointing; • suggestions on embracing grandparents, godparents, and siblings; • practical advice for working with officiants and locales; • language appropriate for an interfaith, intercultural assembly of family and guests; • sample ceremonies that demonstrate how creative alternatives and traditional aspects can blend to create a memorable event.

Warm and encouraging, Bless This Child provides a guidebook for parents who wish to create a special way of welcoming their child into the world. Bless This Child is also an excellent resource for clergy and humanist officiants who perform interfaith baby blessing ceremonies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462049721
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
322 KB

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Bless This Child: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Baby Blessing Ceremonies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MMaxwell More than 1 year ago
A beautiful book, clearly written from the heart. I bought one for myself and gave one to a friend as a gift. And I plan to buy more as this is the perfect gift for any new parents!
RevBarbaraBP More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding and thorough guide for parents and an essential work for officiants of any belief. It is based on Rev. Susanna's extensive experience, research and first-hand knowledge. Written from the heart with great love and caring.