Baptism of Anna Sophia Genig - 09/27/15

Anna Sophia Genig was Baptized and Chrismated, and received her first Holy Communion on Sunday, September 27th, at St. Innocent Orthodox Church in Redford, MI. Anna's godparents are Esteban Julio and Amanda Christine Vasquez of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Burton (Flint), MI. Anna was born on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, and is the fourth child of Subdeacon Dr. Joshua and Abigail Genig, and joins her older sisters, Emma (9), Clare (5) and Rose Marie (Rosie) (3). 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.

MANY YEARS to Anna Sophia, her godparents, parents, sisters, and all members of the Genig and Just families!

Godparents Esteban & Amanda Vasquez
Some of the Genig & Just families & friends who were present
Anna's Dad, Subdeacon Joshua Genig
Blessing the baptismal water
Annointing before Baptism
Triple-immersion Baptism
Triple procession around the baptismal font
Subdeacon Joshua chants the Epistle
Mitered Archpriest Roman Star chants the Gospel
Tonsuring Anna's hair
Washing the Chrismation oil
The 'Churching' of the newly-baptized Anna
Returning the child to her mother after the 'Churching'
Anna's Mom, Abigail Genig
Anna's Mom & godmother
Reading the Gospel during Divine Liturgy
Fr. Roman's sermon during Divine Liturgy
Great Entrance during Divine Liturgy
Waiting to receive Holy Communion
Anna receiving her first Holy Communion
Anna's older sister, Rosie (3)
Anna's older sister, Clare (5)
Clare receiving Holy Communion
Anna's older sister, Emma (9)
Many Years for the newly-baptized & family
Pastor's words of congratulations
Abigail's younger brother, Nick, holding Anna; with Joshua's sister, Emily
Big sister Emma kisses baby sister Anna
Uncle Nick with 5 of his nieces
Uncle Nick with the 4 Genig girls and their 2 cousins, Kate & Ellie, daughters of Josh's sister, Emily.
Godparents with Anna
Godparents with Abigail & Josh & their 4 daughters
Josh's parents, 2 sisters & their husbands, 2 nieces, and Abby's brother, join the family group.
Abigail & Josh, Emma, Clare, Rosie and Anna
Abby & her brother, Nick Just, so proud to be holding baby Anna
Uncle Nick Just & his 4 Genig nieces
Josh's parents, Dennis & Martha Genig
Josh's sister, Emily, her husband, Bill, & their 2 daughters Kate (2) & Ellie (10 months)
Uncle with baby, mama & godmother
Joshua & Abigail
Rosie Genig
Emma & Clare with Ian Truskowski
Josh's sister, Emily and her 10-month-old daughter, Ellie
Proud mama holding newly-baptized daughter
Looking up for a bright future for her daughters