Birth is necessary to begin a life; baptism is necessary so that the child can start a “new life” as a child of God. This is not a conscious act of faith. God has already chosen us and entered our lives (Galatians 4:6). But it is through baptism that a new Christian is brought into the life of the Church and the hope of salvation. Thus it is an act of the people of God and not a single individual. The Armenian understanding of baptism draws upon the evidence of Scripture and Tradition to baptize infants—who are pledged to a life in Christ by godparents and the community—as well as adults. Individuals who have not been baptized are always warmly invited by the church to do so.
Baptisms are always a cause for celebration in the Armenian culture and family and friends welcomed Michael into the faith with love and happiness.
After the Church ceremony family and friends gathered at Pure banquet hall for food, music and laughter.
Some details from the cake table set up: all decorations were purchased from Home Goods, donuts were from Krispie Kreme, champagne from Costco.
There were many children present at the Baptism and so we had to keep them busy and made sure they had fun!
We set up a table of crafts and coloring books for boys and girls to enjoy and we had a Spiderman character Michael choose come from Your Magical Party to entertain the children.
Venue: Pure Banquet Hall
Flowers: Anush Flowers
Cake: Fancy Cakes by Irene
Favors: Favor Village
Photography and Video: Tech Studio Photography
DJ: Xcellence Entertainment
Spiderman Character: Your Magical Party
Decorations: Home Goods