Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Thou Art Baptized; Thou Art Chrismated; Thou Art Illumined...
Fr. Basil with godparents Zac (Daniel) and Lindsey (Mary) during the exorcism prayers
Anointing with the oil of gladness prior to baptism
The child of God Elizabeth is baptized, in the name of the Father...and of the Son...and of the Holy Spirit
As many as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Allelulia!
Papi reads from the epistle of the holy Apostle Paul to the Romans (6:3-11)
Fr. Basil reads from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew (28:16-20)
Wiping off the chrism
The churching, where the child is received into church life after being illumined
A bit of a shadow due to the flash, but..."receive the Body of Christ; taste the Fountain of Immortality"
Wiping the Blood from her lips...
The newly illumined child of God Elizabeth, up close