William’s Baptism

Ever wondered what a baptism in the Orthodox church looks like?

This last weekend, we were part of the baptism of our fourth godchild, William. Normally, in the Orthodox church, babies are baptized within their first 2 months of life. Since our friends were waiting for us to move to Dallas, however, William is already 5 months old!

For long-time readers of this blog, you will notice that our “home” church in Dallas is the same exact place where we baptized our first godchild, Christopher, our second godchild, Lola Magdalena, our OWN son, Gregory, and our third godchild, Jonathan. This is a special place for us, to be sure!


Christopher, 2009 (before any of the iconography on that back wall!)


Lola, 2010

Double Baptism

2011 (double baptism– we were Jonathan’s godparents, and his parents were Gregory’s godparents!)


William, 2014!


We were friends with two other couples long before any of us had kids. Now, we have a herd! Here are 5 of the 7! Baby Joanna and Baby William are missing (or getting baptized!). And, yes, 6 of our 7 are boys! Poor Joanna!



spit up

Want to see the Money Shot? Right as they handed William to me, he spat up. Ah, babies!



Laughing it off!


Taking William up for his first communion!


Related posts

Christopher’s Baptism!

Anthony James’ Baptism!

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  • http://www.moderncommonplacebook.com/ Ginny

    I love this – and I really love your shoes :).

    • http://www.ourconezone.com Kelly Cone

      Thanks, Ginny, I’d only unpacked one box of shoes, so this was it!

  • Seana Turner

    Very special day – congratulations. I had a daughter who also specialized in spitting up at opportune moments… laughing it off is about all you can do. And have a good cloth nearby too, I guess:)

    • http://www.ourconezone.com Kelly Cone

      Seana, we had just moved a cloth onto my shoulder, right before it happened! 🙂