I need some advice, I was asked to be godfather to my wife's niece who is being baptized April 11. However, her family is Roman Catholic, and I as a practicing Ukrainian Orthodox, have the blessing of the graves that Sunday, which is the Sunday after Easter. This is signifigant in that among the graves in the cemetary is the grave of my mother who passed away last year and this would be the first year her grave is blessed by the priest after easter. I feel very conflicted, the baptism cant be rescheduled and its my first time being a godfather plus its my wifes family. On the other hand, this is an important event in both the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, my family, and a sense of loyalty to my mother and her family.
My wife says she supports whatever decision I make, but no matter what I chose, I hurt one side of the family. FYI my wife doesnt make it any eaiser when she says that the blessing of the graves come once a year and our niece's batpism is a one time event especially with me having been asked to be godfather.