Angeline Quinto and her partner Nonrev Daquina recently celebrated the christening of their first child together, Aziel Sylvio. It's been two months since Baby Sylvio was born on April 27, 2022 (read here).
The singer took to Instagram to share some photos taken from their son's baptism and express their gratitude.
She wrote in the caption, "Thank you to everyone who made Baby Sylvio's Christening possible! We appreciate all of our guests that celebrated with us, you have all been wonderful and made Baby Sylvio's celebration extra special. And of course we also want to thank the people who have helped make this event very memorable for all of us."
She went on with her thank yous on her next post: "Maraming salamat sa lahat ng mga dumalo sa Christening celebration ni @babysylvio. Our family is very grateful for your presence on this special day."
Here are some of those "wonderful" people who helped welcome Baby Sylvio to the Christian world:
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What to know about the practice of christening
Living in a predominantly Catholic country, we naturally look forward to having our babies receive the sacrament of baptism. It is the first of the seven sacraments, aiming to make us one with Christ and a member of the Church. That’s why this religious rite is also called christening.
Over the years in Christendom, secular practices were incorporated into the celebration of baptism. These include having godparents, who assume an obligation to “serve as proxies for parents if the parents either are unable or neglect to provide for the religious training of the child,” and having the godparents give presents to the child.
(Read here on Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle's reminder in choosing godparents.)
The most traditional christening gift ideas for godparents to give are said to be those made of silver: cutlery, silver spoons, rattles, tankards, napkin rings, coins, and egg cups. Thus, this saying: “Born with a silver spoon in the mouth.” It means the wealth to which the child was born into.