Chrismation of Henry Joseph Hancock - 10/23/16

Henry Joseph Hancock was received into Christ's Holy Orthodox Church by means of the Sacraments of Holy Chrismation and Confession on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at St. Innocent Orthodox Church, Redford, Michigan, by Mitered Archpriest Fr. Roman Star. Henry then received his first Orthodox Holy Communion. Subdeacon Joshua Genig is Henry's sponsor/godfather. Henry joins his mother, Kim, and two sisters, Claire (12) and Eva (10), who had been received into the Orthodox Church seven months ago, on Meatfare Sunday, March 6, 2016. The family had previously been Roman Catholic. May Henry grow closer and closer to the Lord throughout his life, by means of participation in the Church's Sacraments and liturgical life, by prayer, fasting, reading the Scriptures, following the Lord's commandments and doing good works. May God protect and preserve Henry Joseph for MANY YEARS!

Henry Joseph & his godfather, Subdeacon Joshua.
Fr. Roman conducts the Rite of Reception & Chrismation.
Henry's parents & sisters are with him at his Chrismation.
Henry receiving Absolution for his sins, having previously made his first Orthodox Confession.
Henry being annointed with Holy Chrism oil.
The newly Chrismated Henry Joseph & his godfather/sponsor.
Henry and his family: his parents Kim & Mark, and sisters, Claire & Eva.
Henry waiting to receive Holy Communion.
Henry received his first Orthodox Holy Communion.
His sisters Eva, Claire & his mother, Kim.
Singing "God grant him Many Years!"
Henry and his family.
Claire kisses the cross.
Kim kisses the cross.
Eva kisses the cross.
Henry with Fr. Roman.
Henry with his godfather, Subdeacon Joshua.
Henry cutting his congratulations cake.
Henry's beautiful cake.