Monday, May 30, 2011

Ayer en Parroquia San Cristóbal

Yesterday was a big day at Parroquia San Cristóbal. We welcomed Gisel Sophie Guerra Peart into the family of God through baptism at the 7:30 service. It's been ages since we had a baptism in English! Even though I had warned her that I was going to splash water on her head, she wasn't too pleased about it. And when I reached towards her to anoint her forehead with chrism oil and mark her as Christ's own forever, she put up a bit of a fight. She did enjoy the rest of the service, though, and was singing even when we weren't singing.
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Today is Día Etnia Negra here in Panamá, the day in which we honor Afro-Panameños. Yesterday we celebrated Día Etnia Negra and the U.N. declared Year of People of African Descent at San Cristóbal by wearing African or Caribbean-style clothing. Everybody looked great! And here is photographic proof.


Leonardo Ricardo said...

Love them all--chic, chic, chic (but my favorites are the trio in zebra).

Thanks Padre,

Leonardo Ricardo said...
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Padre Mickey said...

Don't get excited, I simply removed Leonardo's double post.

JCF said...

Your parroquianeros (?) are so beautiful, Padre.

Welcome to the Royal Priesthood, Gisel Sophie!

Harry Allagree said...

The clothing is magnificent...even regal! And what happy people. Fodder, you's is blessed!

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