17 December 2009

The Baptistry...

We've been working to complete the baptistry at Our Lady of the Atonement, and here are some pictures of what we've done so far.

(Above) The view when entering the Baptistry from the Narthex.
(Below) Close-up of the statue of the Blessed Mother and Christ Child.

(Above) Icon of the Baptism of Christ
(Below) Icon of the Nativity and the Holy Water container

(Above) The Aumbry for the Holy Oils
(Below) Close-up of the Icon of the Dormition of Our Lady

(Below) Crucifix from the Holy Land

(Above) Carved musical angels at the Baptistry altar
(Below) Close-up of the musical angels

(Below) A view of the stone font, with carved cherub faces

Almighty and immortal God, the aid of all who need, the helper of all who flee to thee for succor, the life of those who believe, and the resurrection of the dead; We call upon thee for this Child, that he coming to thy holy Baptism, may receive remission of sin, by spiritual regeneration. Receive him, O Lord, as thou hast promised by thy well-beloved Son, saying, Ask, and ye shall have; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. So give now unto us who ask; let us who seek, find; open the gate unto us who knock; that this Child may enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly washing, and may come to the eternal kingdom which thou hast promised by Christ our Lord. Amen.