Sunday, December 04, 2005

Tonsured

The following pictures are of my tonsuring, which took place today. More pics will be forthcoming after Nativity.

For those of you who've followed this blog for a while know that Peter was my name in the Church. I "took" the name David today when I was tonsured a reader, for several reasons. One, my given first name is David, so tradition would dictate that I would "baptize" the name I've always had. I was planning on being chrismated as David, but my then-priest recommended that I consider Peter, which I did, for various reasons that had to do with my first confession and with certain hurdles I had upon coming into the Church which were overcome by meditating on certain events in St. Peter's life. So, for that time, St. Peter was a wonderful companion, and his icons will remain in our house always, but it seems time to "get back to my roots" and reclaim the name I've always had. Plus. the Prophet David is commemorated on the Sunday following Nativity, which is on or around my birthday, Dec. 27th. As I had a very difficult and premature birth, it seems to fit that he'd be looking out for me. Plus...reader of psalms, named after the writer of psalms who was said to be a man after God's own heart...it was just time, I thought.

Plus..."the reeder Peeder"...come on, now... ::wink::

Enjoy the photos; see you after the Feast of Nativity!

16 comments:

Mimi said...

Congratulations, Reader David!

Ian said...

Many, many years Reader David.

And thank you for allowing us the privilege of praying for you and sharing in the joy of your day through your photos.

Ian said...

[Oh, and lovely new blog site!]

Aristibule said...

Congratulations Reader David! David is a wonderful name! May the Holy Prophet King David, and St. David of Wales, both pray for you ceaselessly!

Philippa said...

Axios! Axios! Axios! Congratulations Reader David!

Stacy said...

Many Years Reader David!

I kind of liked Reader Peter :) But then again when my friend Fred was ordained into the priesthood and he was trying to decide if he would be Fr. Joseph (his baptismal name which the Bishop used for his ordination) or Fr. Fred my entire reason for supporting Fr. Fred was because it made me giggle a bit(he chose Fr. Joseph in the end). It sounds like a cartoon character. Imagine Fr. Fred and Reader Peter in the same parish... how fun would that be?!?!

Dawn said...

Many years!
thank you for sharing the pictures, beautiful.

David Bryan said...

Stacy,

Heh...yeah, people kid me about running away from that name...a Spanish speaking friend of mine also pointed out that, were I to be ordained a priest, I'd be "Padre Pedro" in Spanish. Sigh.

Fr. Fred and the Reader Peter...sounds like a comic book duo...

Dawn:

"thank you for sharing the pictures, beautiful."

heh, heh...sounds like you're calling ME beautiful. In that case, you're welcome, gorgeous! ::rolls eyes and winks::

Raoul The Destroyer said...

What a riot. Tonsured. Congratulations, dude.

sara said...

congratulations :) many years to you!

Megan Teague said...

Congratulations! I didn't know your were being ordained! COOOOL!

David Bryan said...

Megan,

Thanks for the post! But I'm tonsured, not ordained. Haven't planned that far ahead in life; ordination to anything is still a very big "if." No feelings one way or another, really.

Dawn said...

i'm silly. glad if it made you smile. and the pictures are beautiful as well.

David Richards said...

I recently bought an icon of King David, as I want him to be my patron as well. King David and St. Athanasios. Long time no talk.

The young fogey said...

How did you move all of your old blog's archives to your new one? And if somebody clicks a link to an old archived entry, does it forward automatically to the new, moved one? Please let me know by e-mail.

David Bryan said...

I'll post it here, too, for anyone interested...

Here's how I did it:

1) From my desktop (after logging in to blogger), I clicked on "Create a Blog."

2) I then set up the blog as usual, checking to see (in "publishing" under the "Settings" tab) if "ohtasteandsee" was an available name for a blog to go by. It was, so now I had a blank blog with the URL ohtasteandsee DOT blogspot DOT com.

3) After that setting up the new blog (and securing the new name), I went back to my desktop profile (where you now see two blogs) and clicked on "Change Settings" in the old, "stumbleonwater" blog.

4) I then clicked on "publishing" under the Settings tab in stumbleonwater. I changed the name of the "stumbleonwater" URL to "ohtasteandse" (with one e on purpose). This freed up the stumbleonwater URL.

5) I then went BACK to the desktop again and went to "publishing" under Settings in "ohtasteandsee," which, of course, had no posts, and changed THAT URL to "stumbleonwater."

6) Finally, I added the extra "e" to the URL in the "ohtasteandse" blog, thus switching out URLs without having to erase or transfer any files. The blog which is now using the stumbleonwater URL is, as you can see, a mere leaving of a forwarding address for those who join us later.

Hope this is at least clear as mud.