Saturday, June 09, 2007

Five Years and a Scotsman Saint

Celebrated five years of marriage with the love of my life last night. The little stinker spent the night at my mom's (BIG fun!) while Mommy and Papi went out for Salvadoran food and a movie. A great, kid-free and (best of all) grown-up time was had by both. Thanks be to God for declaring marriage an honorable estate.

Today is Gary's namesday, so this saint to the right, Columba of Iona, is thus commemorated. God grant Gary many years!
By your God-inspired life
You embodied both the mission and the dispersion of the Church,
Most glorious Father Columba.
Using your repentance and voluntary exile,
Christ our God raised you up as a beacon of the True Faith,
An apostle to the heathen and an indicator of the Way of salvation.
Wherefore O holy one, cease not to intercede for us
That our souls may be saved.
(Troparion, Tone 5)


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Many years!

St. Columba is the patron saint of our family and we have the most beautiful icon of him over our living room door.

Mimi said...

Happy Anniversary! Many Years!

The man who was Chrismated on the same day as me (and who is also named Gary) calls upon as his Heavenly Patron St. Columba.

Gary said...

Thanks Bryan.

George said...

Congratulations to you and Audra! Andrea and mine is tomorrow (the 10th). Many years to you and yours.

Christina said...

Congratulations! We just celebrated our 7th anniversary. Glad to see someone else watched Spiderman 3 for their anniversary, too:)

Anonymous said...

A belated Happy Anniversary wish, and many, many years!

EYTYXOΣ said...

Yes, happy anniversary to you two!

Tracey said...

Congrats on making it to the 5 year mark of wedded bliss!!!! I'm so happy for you all!!!