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    As I prepare to stand as godmother (or Nina as we call it), I wonder just how common this practice is. Not baby baptism, confirmation, or first communion...a presentation of the child before the Lord by the parents with the pledge to train up the child in the way of the Lord, along with godparent(s). We've done this in my church for years, and I occasionally hear of another of another church doing so. Does your church have this custom?

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    I am familiar with it. Only we called it "dedication".

    Both my kids were dedicated, and our Kasha was as well.

    Also, the church is commissioned to help the parents as needed by teaching and training.



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      I forgot we call it a dedication too.
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        Originally posted by mossrose View Post
        I am familiar with it. Only we called it "dedication".
        Yup, we frequently have "baby dedications", although I always explain to the Church that, in all candor, it's really a "parent dedication", as the parents are dedicating themselves to the raising of the baby, and the Church is dedicating itself to standing with the parents. We have a vow that the parents participate in, then a vow that the Church participates in accordingly.
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          I've never heard of baby dedications including godparents. Protestants can be quite eclectic, though, in what traditions they follow and what traditions they discard.

          IMO a godparent is much less necessary these days unless one is living in an area where martyrdom is somewhat possible (not that a lack of necessity stops a tradition from being followed).
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            Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
            I've never heard of baby dedications including godparents. Protestants can be quite eclectic, though, in what traditions they follow and what traditions they discard.

            IMO a godparent is much less necessary these days unless one is living in an area where martyrdom is somewhat possible (not that a lack of necessity stops a tradition from being followed).
            Perhaps it's a regional thing to some extent -- it's quite common in Texas.
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