24 August 2010

Edmund's Baptism

All the necessary paperwork came together this time without much difficulty, Deo gratias, and little Edmund was baptized on the eighth day with the traditional Latin rites of Baptism. The Baptism was administered by an excellent young priest of the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) at the Kapuzinerkirche in Vienna, the final resting place of the Imperial family (excepting Bl. Karl I, whose body remains in Madeira, where he died in exile).

The Baptism, the blessing of the mother, the consecration to our Lady, and the low Mass for St. Bartholomew's Day were all done at our Lady's altar.

The Exsufflation

"Depart from him, unclean spirit, and give place to the Holy Ghost, the Consoler."

The Imposition of Salt

"Edmund George, receive the salt, which is a symbol of wisdom.
May it bring you God's favor for life everlasting."


The Exorcism

"I exorcise you, unclean spirit, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Come forth, depart from this servant of God, Edmund George, for He commands you, accursed and damned spirit, He Who walked upon the sea and extended His right hand to Peter as he was sinking. Therefore, accursed devil, acknowledge your condemnation and pay homage to the true and living God; pay homage to Jesus Christ, His Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and depart from this servant of God, Edmund George, for Jesus Christ, our Lord and God, has called him to His holy grace and blessing, and to the font of Baptism.


Edmunde Georgii,
ego te baptizo
in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti.


Christina said...

Congratulations, Edmund!

And, Lisa, that hat is fabulous!

Jake said...

Deo gratias!

Somebody Calls Me Nana said...

Edmund looks wonderful, Lisa looks great - and another soul claimed for Christ! How happy we are for all.

Will said...

Welcome to the Faith!