Baptisms in the ocean at Palo

Today we had the privilege of baptizing the members of the Palo mission community of St Nikolai Velimirović. These people have been studying, praying the services of the Orthodox Church, and awaiting the arrival of an Orthodox priest who could receive them into the Church. We were also encouraged to be joined by Father Francis, a.k.a. Father Sava, an Antiochian priest from Tacloban.

805

806

807

812

813

Lighting charcoal for incense on a windy day is a challenge!

814

815

Translating into the Waray dialect is Alejandro, who is about to be baptized with the name Nikolai, in honor of the mission’s patron, St Nikolai Velimirović.

816

816a

Anointing

816b

816c 816e
817

Chrismation

817a

817b

818a

Tonsuring

819

818b

820

820b

…and washing off the chrism

821

822

823

825

After the baptisms

826

Author: Father Silouan Thompson

Share This Post On

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *