Saturday, August 29, 2009

Babies' Third Day Bath with the Godparents

On Tuesday evening, the third day after the baptism, the godparents--as is the tradition here in Greece--gathered at our house to give the babies a bath. The practical purpose of this tradition is to rinse off the holy oil and then to dispose of the water in a suitable manner. And, of course, spiritually, it is a time for the godparent and godchild to bond. Above, you can see everyone gathered in the kitchen.

In the above two photos, Pres. Pelagia was helping Paris learn the ropes.

One down, two to go. Benjamin is up, with Phoebe on deck.

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