Monday, December 15, 2008

Newly Illumined Anjali!

Our catechumen, Anjali, was baptized yesterday morning. As you can see, we don't have a church of our own, we rent a room from a local Catholic school and it was quite a task to fill up the....er...baptismal pool! It was a beautiful service and Anjali was just radiant. I will have lots more pics and even an interview with Anjali coming soon!! Welcome Anjali! Many years to you!
video

9 comments:

orrologion said...

Anjali's last name isn't 'Dave' is it? Is she from Long Island originally? The screen is small so I couldn't tell, but I went to college with an Indian-American girl named Anjali and would love to see her Orthodox (she was a Hindu of the Brahmin caste).

Incidentally, my mother's maiden name is Angeli, pronounced the same was as Anjali. There was also a Byzantine dynasty of the Angeli.

Mairs said...

Nope, might be a different one, although her family is from India and she is a Hindu convert. I'm really looking forward to the email interview I'm doing with her! I've asked her to share about her Hindu background and its influence on her trek to Orthodoxy.

DebD said...

How wonderful! Many years to the newly illumined.

Anjali said...

LOL - you caught me on tape gasping like a fish :-) Thank you for posting this video, I hadn't realized anyone had recorded it!

Gina said...

Wonderful! Many years, Anjali.

Jnorm888 said...

congradulations!!! I first heard about her story on Orthodox Circle.

I wish her many years!!!



JNORM888

Tina G said...

Congratulations and God Grant you many happy and blessed years in his Holy Church! I don't want to turn this into a "oooh I think I know someone in the video" too, but your Godmother, the woman assisting you sure looks like a former parishioner of our parish (St. Anthony the Great San Antonio, Texas). Would her name happen to be Peggy M? Mom of 4, doctor husband David?

Mairs said...

Yep, one and the same. In fact, Dr. husband David is standing next to the priest holding the book for him. Isn't that fun!

Anjali said...

What a small world - yes, Peggy and David, in addition to being sponsors, were crucial to bringing me to Orthodoxy. Thanks to everyone for their warm comments:-)