The Baptismal Ceremony today is a modified version of the original Water Baptism and is generally performed when the recipient is an infant. The ritual is performed in a church of choice by a priest who has been ordained into the faith (TCLL, 2000).
In Confirmation, the Bishop or Priest calls upon the gifts of the Holy Spirit to overshadow the person being confirmed. Anointing with Oil Chrism, which is a special oil blessed by the Bishop is used for anointing during the confirmation ceremony.
Most wedding traditions, like throwing rice and eating cake, started long ago. Here are some of the stories behind the rituals. Bridal dress. Wearing a new white dress to be used only for a wedding ceremony is a tradition that is only about 150 years old. Before that, few women could afford a dress they would wear only once.