Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Putting on Christ. . .

Cake!  Generously provided by my parents. We always do a cake for baptisms. Sometimes we also do meals, but as this was our first Saturday baptism we opted for just a cake. We were delighted the other family who had their child baptized today (Many years, little Ludmilla!) brought some wonderful food to share.

My father was able to make it. He and B. have a special relationship. Whenever we visit B. seeks him out, runs to him, and gets a big hug. It's as sweet as it sounds.

The children in attendance. They played upstairs and outside after the service while the adults ate the aforementioned cake and chatted.

Mommies with their catechumens.

I just really love this photo.

And this one...

... and this one.

"For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise."

- Galatians 3:26-29

I. and her godparents.

I. was tuckered out after the event. She held her baptismal cross in her hand for quite a while and slept for even longer. She didn't wake up until after 5. This is actually pretty common for our children - they sleep for hours and it gives us time to kiss on them and call them new creations, no longer heathens, beloved of God, etc.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."

- 2 Corinthians 5:17


elizabeth said...

Many many years!! how beautiful!!

Michelle M. said...

Such beautiful photos! Many years! Our little Ambrose was baptised this morning. And he slept for a long while after the baptism. It is amazing the peace that comes over the babies after they are baptised. Such a blessing!