(godparents; godfather; godmother). Persons making required professions and promises in the name of infants presented for Christian baptism (see Grace, Means of, III). Luths. follow ancient custom in having such persons present at baptism. Sponsors are 1. to testify that the children have been properly baptized; 2. to be concerned for the Christian educ. and training of their godchildren; 3. to pray for them.
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