Here’s a picture of my children’s Chrismation on …

Here’s a picture of my children’s Chrismation on December 3, 2006 at St. Mary’s Holy Protection Byzantine Church. If you follow their line of sight you can see that, as Father is giving them the final blessing at the end of the Sacrament, their eyes are not on him, but on the Cross he holds in his hand.

When we assisted at Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, we went forward to receive Jesus in Communion….my younger son was directly in front of me in line, as we do when we assist at NO Masses, in case I have to reassure the minister that he does receive. When he reached the Extraordinary Minister – a grandmotherly-looking lady who was administering Communion with more-than-common reverence – he made a profound bow, at which point she looked at me and asked “does he receive?” I assured her that he does, whereupon she elevated the Host and said “The Body of Christ” and my son responded “AMEN!” and opened his mouth to receive his Lord. She gave him the Body and then touched his cheek and said sotto voce “how beautiful!”
Even little children are called to be witnesses to the power and grace of the Holy Spirit and the love of God.


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