Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Dual Baptisms

This Sunday, on the feast of the Martyrs Mendora, Metrodora & Nymophodora, the Church of the Holy Resurrection welcomed Vladimir and Tatiana into the Orthodox Christian faith. The baptisms were held by the sea.

The day started out rather ominously, with dark clouds blanketing the sky.

Within minutes, however, the clouds rolled away to reveal an unforgiving sun.

"The servant of God, Vladimir, is baptised..."

"When you come to the sacred initiation, the eyes of the flesh see water; the eyes of faith behold the Spirit."
St John Chrysostom

The congregants watched from the shade.

Elizaveta & Sonia having fun with headscarves.

The day wrapped up with a parish lunch.


Blogger Mimi said...

Wonderful Photos! Many Years!

Wed Sep 13, 01:45:00 am 2006  
Blogger Ian said...

Congratulations and Many, Many Years to them both.

Wed Sep 13, 11:04:00 am 2006  
Blogger Bernard Brandt said...

God grant Vladimir and Tatiana many years.

I find it interesting that I was received into the Melkite Catholic Church on the same day, and on the same feast day.

Wed Sep 20, 06:42:00 am 2006  

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