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Offline Quinault

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Newly illumined Gerasimos
« on: April 07, 2012, 05:47:04 PM »
Our son was baptized today. Because of his recent hospitalization for respiratory failure we had to go with a pouring method rather than dunking. But it is still a valid baptism and I can understand why we had to forgo dunking the boy. :D I wanted him baptized sooner rather than later, so pouring was a good option. I didn't think that it was worth delaying his reception into the church just so he could be fully immersed.

A week ago he was just being taken off the ventilator to try his lungs on room air, so being baptized is a pretty big improvement from this time last week!

Thank you to all those that prayed for us. I really do appreciate it.
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Re: Newly illumined
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 05:48:13 PM »
Many Years!!

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Re: Newly illumined Gerasimos
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 05:57:55 PM »
Many years!  :)
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Re: Newly illumined Gerasimos
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 06:06:37 PM »
Many years to little Gerasimos!
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Re: Newly illumined Gerasimos
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 06:18:31 PM »
Many years!
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Re: Newly illumined Gerasimos
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 06:19:58 PM »
Many years to Gerasimos.
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Re: Newly illumined Gerasimos
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 10:43:32 PM »
Many Years!
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