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Geografiskt relaterat => Småland => Landskap => Allmänt => Ämnet startat av: ishbel skrivet 2001-12-17, 05:16

Titel: First communion gifts. Was it the custom to give a Bible?
Skrivet av: ishbel skrivet 2001-12-17, 05:16
Was it the custom in 1870 to receive a bible as a gift when you were confirmed and made your first communion?  
Who would give this gift? Was it given by the priest, the parents or Godparents?
 
Our family has a Swedish bible. Inside it says: To Jonas August Nilsson born Sept.15,1855, first communion July 1870 in Ukna church. Lilla Stjälkhammar
Titel: First communion gifts. Was it the custom to give a Bible?
Skrivet av: Matts Sandström skrivet 2001-12-17, 14:52
If it was a gift from the congregation, the vicar normally wrote (and we still do write) words of remembrance from the Bible on the flyleaf. The traditional gift for confirmation has in Sweden been the hymn-book. A small white one for girls, and a black one for boys.
 
Yours sincerely Matts Sandström
Titel: First communion gifts. Was it the custom to give a Bible?
Skrivet av: ishbel skrivet 2001-12-17, 18:56
Matts: I have not seen Jonas' Bible as it is with my cousin Darryl in the USA. Thank you for this good information.
 God Yul, från Ishbel