Cyrus Schuyler’s Christening: The Church

“Shrine of Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life” is our first choice for Cyler’s christening. We wanted the baptismal rites to be solemn and private. The church has they’re own Baptistry, so Hubby and I thinks that “Shrine of Jesus” is the perfect one for Cyler’s christening. The church doesn’t required any letter from our Parish, they just need the photocopy of birth and marriage certificate. Fee is two thousand five hundred pesos (Php 2,500) with one pair of sponsors and additional one hundred (Php100) per pair for the additional sponsors. We scheduled the baptism two-weeks prior to actual date, good thing the date and time that we wanted are still available. We scheduled it on Cyler’s 3rd month, so there’s two thing that we are celebrating on that day, his christening and his 3rd monthsary. The candles and baptismal dress are provided by the Parish, so it’s hassle-free.

“Shrine of Jesus, The Way, The Truth and the Life”

Brief Description:
Built in 1999, this is the only church in Roxas Boulevard and one of the newer places of worship in Metro Manila. It is made of wood and colored brown with gold highlights.

The Altar

I really love the structure of the church, I must say.

Btw, they only allow parents, godparents and photographer inside the Baptistry and they are very strict with this. We started thirty minutes late because the Priest was late, that’s the downside. But since the Priest was late they allowed all our guests to enter the Baptistry, now that’s the upside. The Baptismal rites went well and very solemn.

Inside the Baptistry

The Rites of Baptism:

The Baptism of the child

Pouring of the holy water on the child’s head.

The Anointing with the Chrism

The White Garment

The baptismal garment is put on the child.

The Paschal Candle

The father or godfather lights the Easter candle.

The Lords Prayer

Look, Cyler is listening attentively to Father (sorry, I forgot the name of the Priest).

The Blessing

Thanks be to God, Cyler is now a true blooded Christian.

More photos of the ceremony are posted here.

After the ceremony:

The handsome godfathers

The pretty godmothers

The godparents on they’re wackiest shot

More photos in the church are posted here.

Btw, thanks to my CIL Jus for being the official photographer on that day. πŸ™‚

Church: Shrine of Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Reclamation Area, Pasay City

Date: August 28,2011

Time: 2:00PM

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