Sunday, September 18, 2011
On the ninth Sunday after Trinity Vasilisa was baptized. She is fourth child to Alexey and Gloria. In Russia, where the average number of children per family is little bit more than 1, many people consider family with four kids as strange, even odd. But Alexey and Gloria never thought of their children as burden, they love them and take good care of them. And what is most important, they remember that their first duty is to raise kids in Lord's teaching. Their children are always at worship services, they go to Sunday school, they learn Catechism at home. We pray and hope that Vasilisa will start to attend Sunday school in couple years, and in due time will be confirmed and receive the Holy Sacrament.
On 10th of August a marriage took place in our parish. Oleg and Yulia joined our church being already officially married, that is their marital status was registered by the state (by the way it is the only legally acknowledged marriage in Russia). On their 10th anniversary Oleg and Yulia wanted their marriage to be blessed in the church.
It is always very touching to see people who lived together for many years expressing their love to each other.