Sunday, January 3, 2010

Churching Baby Miriam

Sorry this took so long. Here's the video of Miriam's churching. Churching is an Orthodox Christian custom which goes back to Christianity's Jewish roots. Remember this custom when you say a Rosary on Mondays and Saturdays, the Presentation of Jesus to Simeon is one of the joyful mysteries. Here you see little Miriam presented to Christ and Mary via Father Michael Abdelehad to the icons of the Panagia and the Theotokos. The script is as follows.

Father Michael: "The servant of God, Miriam Rose, is
churched in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."

Everyone: "Amen"

Choir and Everyone: "God grant you many years!"

Here are some pretty pictures of Miriam's first Christmas.

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