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Sunday, January 01, 2006

Baptism


As many as have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia!

Blessed be God!

I am to be received into the Holy Orthodox Church by the grace of God in the Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation, on Sunday, the 19th of February.

I'm rather nervous, and yet overjoyed at the same time. I'll post more in the not-too-distant future when I've had a little more time for it to sink in.

8 comments:

dilys said...

Cheers and cartwheels! I followed you over here from Pontifications, and though it hasn't been mentioned there, I was chrismated into the Orthodox Church on Saturday morning before the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord (a date known here in the US as "Christmas Eve, 2005")

It was a big gulp, a big step, but what else is there to do! To Whom shall we go? It's proving to be Home, and I'm so glad it's done.

Your joy of preparation, and other requests, will be in my prayers.

Ian said...

Thanks and praise be to God! What joyous year to open the new (secular) year!

My prayers will of course continue to be with you, and I shall remember you on the 19th especially. My prayers that God wil continue to bless, guide and direct you.

Joe said...

those of us who are wizened, elder orthodoxen ( ;) ) shall remember you on that day.....

Joseph Zollars

Anonymous said...

Hi Dilys, I was a Christmas convert on Christmas Eve in '77, so I do want to welcome and congratulate you as well as Michael. It's home all right, just as you say, and such a nice big home too. So many beautiful places to worship our Lord and God and Saviour, and such Christ-guided people to help us on the way. I can honestly say that in all these years, I've never looked back.

Michael, of course you will be, along with Ian, Joe and Dilys here who's (as the Muppets say) "an old friend I've just met", in my most earnest, wizened and elder prayers.

I am smiling broadly to let you all know that although I have nearly completed my allotted time of threescore years and ten, that I still have all my teeth.

May God bless you all, and may every one of the Many Years God will grant you, to bless you, be full of joy, love, hope and peace!

Leetle Masha

Eric John said...

Congratulations! God grant you many years! Is your lucky day to baptized in the Orthodox Church.

ferijen said...

Fantastic news :D

Anonymous said...

I'm not Orthodox as you know,Michael,yet I have learnt a lot from the postings of various Orthodoxen - if I may call them that - on the Ship - and heavens! I actually agree with some of them
It's a big move for you but I suspect the right one.Good luck and many prayers in your future journey

Stephen
(The Royal Spaniel)

Elizabeth said...

Michael, this is glorious news, and I rejoice for you !