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


Ian said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

God grant Hope Elizabeth many, many years!

[and a wonderful meditation on Baptism too]

Mimi said...

Beautiful photos of Hope Elizabeth - love that last one with her big blue eyes! What a cutie!

The churching always makes me cry!

Many years!

Xenia Kathryn said...

Many years to little Hope Elizabeth :)

Fr. Oliver said...

Wow! I hadn't visited this site in quite a while. What a wondeful site to behold! Great pics! Many years, Elizabeth!