Baptism of Andrew Jason Wess - 09/11/16

Andrew Jason Wess was Baptized and Chrismated, and received his first Holy Communion on Sunday, September 11, 2016, at St. Innocent Orthodox Church in Redford, MI. Andrew's godparents are Subdeacon Joshua Genig and Agatha Danylov of St. Innocent Orthodox Church. Andrew was born on Friday, July 15, 2016, and is the third child of Jason and Marianna Wess,  joining his two older sisters, Amilia (13) and Liliana (11). The Holy Mysteries of Baptism, Chrismation and Holy Communion were celebrated and served by the Rt. Rev. Mitered Archpriest Roman Star, Pastor of St. Innocent Church, assisted by Fr. Daneil Shirak, Assistant Pastor.

MANY YEARS/MNOGAYA LETA to Andrew Jason, his godparents, parents, grandmother, sisters, and all members of the Wess and Chernukhin families!

Andrew with godparents, Agatha Danylov and Subdeacon Joshua Genig
Fr. Daneil Shirak says the reception and exorcism prayers in the narthex
Fr. Roman Star presides at the Baptism & Chrismation of Andrew Jason
Andrew's father, Jason, sisters Amilia and Liliana, and Marianna's mother, visiting from Russia
The Baptismal water is blessed.
Blessing Andrew with the oil of Baptism
The actual triple immersion Baptism
Anointed with the special sacramental Chrismation oil.
Triple procession around baptismal font, of godparents and baby, led by priest
The Epistle is read by Sdn. Joshua, who is also the godfather.
The Gospel is read by Fr. Roman.
The Chrismation oil is wiped off.
The newly-baptized offers a part of himself as his hair is cut (tonsured).
The new member of Christ's Holy Church is presented in the church at the entrance of the church---
And in the middle of the church---
And at the front of the church as a new full member
He is carried through the sanctuary and re-emerges---
And he is presented to his other, Marianna.
The Baptism & Chrismation service is concluded with the final blessing and singing of Many Years.
Divine Liturgy, Little Entrance with the Gospels
During the reading of the Gospel
Great Entrance with the Bread and Wine about to be consecrated.
Papa Jason with newly baptized son
Mama, papa and son
Andrew receives his first Holy Communion
His dad receives Holy Communion
His Mom receives Holy Communion
Andrew's sisters, Liliana & Amilia
Marianna's mother, visiting from Russia
Andrew's family waiting on the Communion line
The family of Andrew's godfather and other parishioners
3 of Sdn. Josh's daughters
The Hancock family
Andrew, his parents, godparents, sisters & grandmother
Andrew, his parents & godparents
Andrew with his parents, Jason & Marianna
Andrew with his grandmother
And with his sister, Amilia
With his older sister, Amilia
With his younger sister, Liliana
With his godfather, Sdn. Josh
With parishioner, Claire Hancock
With Matushka Rose Marie
With Sister Ioanna
With Fr. Daneil