Thursday, March 24, 2005

And yet another weekend out of town and an Adventure with Little P...

We will be going to visit some friends in Yakima, WA tomorrow to Saturday morning. Then it's off to the monastery, again, for a baptism. That's three weekends in a row that I have gone out of town. I am looking forward to next weekend when I won't be going out of town.

I do want to share an Adventure with Little P: Little P the Theologian (not about our trip to the monastery last weekend, that will just have to wait)... last night we went to pan-Orthodox Pre-Sancitified Liturgy at St. George Antiochian Church. It was a very beautiful service (and Little P did very well through the service, I might add). It was another one of those evenings where Paul met us at church, so Little P was excited to see papa. Anyway, we drove separate cars and while I was driving home (with Little P in his carseat in the backseat, of course), Little P requested a "song", "beauty, mama, beauty". Here are the words to his current favorite church hymn:

Awed by the beauty, of thy virginity
and the exceeding radiance, of thy purity.
Gabriel called out unto thee, O Theotokos,
What worthy hymn of praise, can I offer unto thee?
And what shall I name thee?
I am in doubt and stand in awe.
Wherefore as commanded, I cry to thee,
Rejoice, O full of grace.
Whenever I sing this to him, he always ends by saying, "mama, want grace, please" and I reply, "ask God for grace." Last night, he said his "want grace" line and I said my usual reply. Then he astounded me with his 2 year old almost 3 year old theology... Little P told me that the baby has grace (which baby, I do not know). And I said why does the baby have grace? And he replied, because of the water. And then he started talking about baptism, mama, baptism. Uhm, ok, where did this come from? We went to a baptism about a month ago (and we are going to one this Saturday, although I don't know if he knows that we are going to a baptism). But to make the connection between water and grace?!?!?! I think he's been secretly reading his papa's books late at night:)
Ok, I better sign off. Have a beautiful weekend!

1 comment:

Xenia Kathryn said...

He's a saint baby! :)

That's so amazing, and so cute!

Glory to God for Little P.