I absolutely love this church, its beautiful details, lighting and the cultural activities that come with it.
Greek orthodox never do things in half measures, they go for it! Probably one of the things I admire most. My first experience of a Greek christening was rich in culture and charm. A Greek mate of mine once told me the priest completely dunks the child in the holly water and I've been longing to see this for myself...After all, my experience of a christening has been very tame in comparison. I did spend the entire time wondering how little Angela's parents were feeling hearing their baby girl cry but I knew she was in safe hands. Her godmother consoled her the entire time and I loved how her yiayia kept racing over and popping her dummy in her mouth. After the cutting of the hair Angela was dressed in her christening gown and the christening candle was lit. Then together with the priest, her godmother and a young girl carrying the candle they celebrated by walking around the holly water.
It truly was a beautiful day and I'll take more of these please! There seemed to be a real feeling of togetherness with everyone playing their part. It certainly was a great milestone to capture!