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Traditional Polish blessing for a Christened baby

spfairfield 1 | 1  
30 Jun 2008 /  #1
what would be a nice traditional blessing in polish for the godfather to say for the baby and the guests at a christening party?
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
30 Jun 2008 /  #2
Actually the role of the godparents functions mainly within the sacramental ritual, in which they are asked in the child's behalf ia:
Do you accept the duty of raising this child in the faith that he/she might keep the divine commandments and love God and fellow man as Jesus Christ taught us...

Do you renounce satan and all his works....etc., etc.
To these and a litany of other questions he answers the Polsih equivalent of "I do!"
(Jesteśmy tego świadomi...Wyrzekamy się...)
Other than this there is no specific role the godparents have to perform. At the christening party the godfatherr could raise a toast to the health and wellbeing of the newly fledged Christian, his aprents and family, but that is purely optional. If he is not the eloquent type, he is not really expected to say anything.
OP spfairfield 1 | 1  
30 Jun 2008 /  #3
Polish Christening parties are very formal. once all the guests have arrived and a light appetizer has been served...the DJ or band member asks the godparents to go up to the parents and the baby and each godparent usually will say a blessing for the baby, parents and guests.

what's an appropiate blessing to say...not to long and not to short.
mamaye 2 | 38  
30 Jun 2008 /  #4
you must be joking...appetizer?..DJ???...
where all these parties take place?...
surely not in PL...where???
polonius is right...
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
1 Jul 2008 /  #5
Perhaps something like this might do:
Dziś mały Kamilek (Andrzejek, Wojtek, Józio, Klimuś...) został pryzjęty do naszej wielkiej katolickiej wspólnoty. W imieniu nas wszystkich tu zebranych, jako jego ojciec chrzestny, chcaiłbym mu życzyć, aby jako dziecko Boże rozwijal się w sile, zdrowiu i wierze, na pociechę rodzicom i na pożytek współbliźnim. Amen!

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