A baptism on a beach on the Basque coast
A spiritual baptism ceremony for two Australian children
Hugh and Eli (aged 3 and 1)
Inspired by « Essene rituals » with the 4 elements
Couples who are going to get married sometimes ask me to baptize their children the same day as everything is already there in order to celebrate a commitment and bless the whole family at the same time. To know more about this service, I recommend reading the page on this site about baptism
The opinion of the celebrant :
Children have mixed the two concepts of playing and celebrating, as it comes easy to them : surprised, curious, a little absent and sometimes totally present. We had to adapt according to their reactions. My dress helped a lot because they thought I was a princess. We lived a fairy tale joyfully and spontaniously. I explained to the parents that it is the souls who listen and the guardian angels who do what is necessary. The sand, the ocean, stones, sticks and other musical objects were part of the rituals for this baptism !