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Baptism at St Thomas's Orthodox Church, Gauteng

June 17th, 2007 (08:08 pm)
current location: Sunninghill, Johannesburg, Gauteng
current song: Serbian chant

This morning, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim, Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria, eight members of our mission congregations at Klipfontein View and Mamelodi were baptised at St Thomas's Serbian Orthodox Church in Sunninghill, Johannesburg.

The servant of God Sophia is anointed with the oil of gladness in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

The newly-illumined servants of God with Hieromonk Pantelejmon (Jovanovic) and sponsors.

The newly-illumined servants of God with clergy, sponsors and members of the congregation, and OCMC mission team.


Posted by: canonjohn (canonjohn)
Posted at: June 17th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)

"Many Years" for the newly illumnined! It is good to see the Church growing. The local parish in Green Bay (OCA) has three catechumens and a small, but steady stream of people coming to the faith.

Posted by: mizannie (mizannie)
Posted at: June 17th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)

How lovely. You make me want to be there.
I've only seen (and received)chrismation so
do not know what a Baptism entails or how it
is done. I attended my first Orthodox funeral
Friday for a very dear friend. Everyone is
absolutely glowing in your photos. I pray
for many blessings for them and all of you.

Posted by: Second Son (naqerj)
Posted at: June 18th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)

Give my warmest greetings to my seminary classmate Johnny D all the way from West Virginia!

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