Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Forty Days

Just as the Christ child was brought to the temple and presented to God on the fortieth day after His birth, we brought Raphael to church on Sunday for his forty day blessing. In the Orthodox Church there are special prayers of blessing for the newborn baby and his or her mama on or around the fortieth day. Raphael was blessed and prayed for, presented to the Lord in the presence of the congregation of faith, and officially welcomed by our church family. It was very special for us all. 


  1. I always get weepy at churchings. How sweet.

    Thanks for sharing your special moment with us.

  2. You and Raphael both look wonderful! And, like Deb, Churchings always make me cry, especially the end part with the Prayer of Symeon.

    Sniff, sniff.

  3. How beautiful. I think he looks a lot like you.


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