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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Eighth Day Blessing

On the eighth day of the child's life, the service of naming is prayed over the child.

"O Lord our God, we pray to you and beseech you let the light of your countenance shine upon your servant Theodore Gregory and let the Cross of your only-begotten Son be sealed in his heart and in his thoughts, so as to escape the vanity of the world and every evil plot of the enemy and follow your commandments. And grant, O Lord, that your holy name shall remain indelible upon him, so that at the proper time he will be attached to your Church and be perfected by the awesome mysteries of your Christ; so that having lived in accordance with your commandments, and having kept the seal inviolate, he may achieve the blessedness of your chosen ones in your kingdom." —Service on the Giving a Name to the Child on the Eighth Day


Mimi said...

The first photo is just amazing! Wow.

Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy.

Elizabeth said...

Many Years to your dear little son !

Elenie said...

MAGDA! What beautiful pictures - I heard through Fr Grigorios Tatsis that your son arrived, and was just delighted~ How did everything go? I'm only a few weeks away from the whole birthing process...any tips?

Na sas zisi ! - and thank you for including the prayer of the 8th day!

Stephen said...

Too cute! Congratulations!

Pres. Kathy said...

Congratulations! I think these are such beautiful prayers. Unfortunately, not a lot of people get them. Whoever I meet, I am always telling them to receive these prayers because they are so special. May God bless your family.

Threeundertwo said...

Congratulations! These pictures are so touching. What a sweet little boy.