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Question 129

My grandson was premature and christened in hospital. He is now 7 years old. On another post someone said because he wasn't immersed in water he wasn't christened. Is that right Father. Thank you for your time.           

 

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Do you remember how he was baptised? Was it what we call aero vaptisma and was it done by a priest? 

 

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Yes father it was done by a priest. 

 

Answer

 

 When we do an aero vaptisma or emergency baptism because there is fear that the child might die, we should notify the parents that if the child lives then they must bring him to Church and have him baptised in water. Whatever the priest said the first time is not repeated so if he performed the whole service this will not be said again but he will do the actions that were left out like the baptism in water.