Very often the sacrament of baptism becomes the very first and main holiday in the life of a newborn baby. In most cases, young parents try to baptize their child in the first year of his life, so as soon as possible to attach the baby to the church and the Orthodox faith.
In addition, during the sacrament the child must be given the name of one of the saints, who later becomes his patron. During the preparation for the baptism of mother and father, it is necessary to choose a temple and a priest who will perform the rite, as well as godparents whose task is to instruct their godson on the path of the Christian life.
According to the rules of the Orthodox Church of the Godparents, there should not always be two, but for the boy, the presence of the godfather is necessary, and for the girl - the mother. It is the godmother who is most often instructed to prepare a set of clothes for the girl's christening, which will be worn by the baby during the sacrament. In this article, we will tell you what to baptize a girl in order not to violate church canons and observe all Orthodox customs.
What should be the clothes for the girl's christening?
By all the rules of the Orthodox Church, clothes for the sacrament of baptism must necessarily be new. After the performance of the ritual, it must be neatly folded and put in a closet, it is impossible to put on christening clothes in everyday life.
Most often for girls choose beautiful dresses, decorated with lace. However, buying too expensive outfit, even if you are not constrained in the means, is not worth it, because it will only be used once. It is better to give preference to a comfortable dress of free cut that can be easily removed and dressed after the font. Clothing should be made of natural materials that absorb moisture well and do not give the child uncomfortable sensations.
In addition, the girl must necessarily be in the headdress. If the godmother is able to knit a little, she can easily cope with openwork kosyachkoy or kerchief. Boots on the legs can not be worn if the sacrament of baptism is performed in the warm season.
As for color, the clothing for baptism is usually performed in white or cream color, symbolizing spiritual purity and sinlessness.