Κυριακή, 7 Ιουνίου 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: MY SECOND TIME AS A GODMOTHER



It's been a long time since i wrote a post.
But i wasn't in a very good mood lately.
For many reasons.
I wanted to write something happy for my next post.
And this happy event happened yesterday.
I became a godmother for the second time.
His name is Nikitas.
It wasn't the baptism of the twins.
This will be my third godchild and it's going to happen a little later.
The Baptism for the Greek Orthodox Church is a great Sacrament.
And for my family is a great blessing.
A godparent has to guide the child to the good of Jesus and into the family of the Church.
All the things that we do during the Baptism have their meaning and symbolism.
The olive oil (a symbol of healing and olive is the holy tree), the white garment (a symbol of purity), the candles and the taper ( a symbol of light in the new Christian's life), the triple immersion in the name of the Holy Trinity (like Jesus who rased from the water of Iordanis river), the cross which the priest places around the child's neck while repeating the words of Christ: "He who wishes to follow me, let him pick up his cross and follow me" and many many more symbolic things.
I bought very beautiful things for my godchild.









I decorated the church with flowers.


That's the little church we had the baptism.



And these are the presents that Nikita's parents gave to those who came to the baptism.


After the baptism, we celebrated to a Greek tavern with a lot of wine, food and music.



Happy moments full of love and blessing.

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15 σχόλια:

Mediterranean kiwi είπε...

absolutely beautiful choices for the vaftistika!

Ruth είπε...

What lovely traditions and family celebrations. Your gifts are beautiful and meaningful.

Reader Wil είπε...

Wonderfultradition, Antigoni! Your presents are also beautiful! Your Godson will be very proud of you.Thanks for the visit. I missed you too. I have been very busy and very tired too. Next week I'll go away for a week and I shan't blog then.Have a wonderful week, dear Antigoni.

Maria είπε...

Hi Antigoni, thank you for your visit and your kind words! I am happy to hear from you again and I do wish you all the best! :)
You must have a lot of work now being a godparent again! But your presents are very beautiful! So much love behind all that! Thank you for sharing!

Denise είπε...

It is so good to see you posting again Antigoni. I have been thinking about you a lot. I too look at the gifts you sent me and treasure them. This is a beautiful post, a very special post full of special photos. It is a great honor and a blessing to be a God Mother. My God Child, my niece in Germany, will be here in two weeks to attend our son's wedding on the 27th. I am looking forward to seeing her very, very much. Denise x

RJS είπε...

How beautiful and how nice. I am glad that you are in a better mood again...thanks for the visit. rjs

Anette είπε...

What lovely tradidtions! I bet you are a very good Godmother, making sure the Godchildren have a good and safe upbringing!

jeannette stgermain είπε...

Congratulations with your godson - you did many nice and good things for the celebration! Hope you are feeling like your old self soon, Antigoni!

George είπε...

You make a wonderful godmother. The gifts are beautiful as well as symbolic. The church was also beautifully decorated. I was glad to see the picture of the whole family celebrating the blessed event.

Rossel είπε...

lovely gifts. it's so sweet of you.

hope you could visit my new site too whenever you have the time...
http://momsupsndowns.blogspot.com

thanks and God bless your family always.

Donna είπε...

Beautiful!!! Congratulations sweetheart!!hughugs

Babooshka είπε...

Always so personal and a joy to share your celebrations and traditions with such happy smiles.

Jenn Jilks είπε...

Congratulations!

A Scattering είπε...

Beautiful photos of a lovely occasion and lovely gifts. I like how the little bits of blue keep appearing. Great job.

Tootie είπε...

What a wonderful family you have and what a wonderful Auntie you are! The Baptismal things are very beautiful.