Yesterday, our littlest acolyte made his debut at Grace Church. He'll be 3 years old tomorrow, but Sunday he was getting a wish he's had for a long time.
You see, he's always dreamed of carrying the Cross in Procession.
After practice time with Fr. Seraphim last Thursday, it was definite that Lil Kelsay was ready.
Up and down the aisle he practiced.
Finally it was "dress rehearsal" time. A huge smile stretches across the face when he looks at the mirror.
A few more practice tries in full dress and he's ready for Sunday.
Kelsay is dressed early and waits in the Narthex for the "big moment".
Wow! Its time...
At the Offertory, he did beautifully.
At Recessional he headed back down the aisle like a pro.
Looking good, Mr. Kelsay, looking good.
With Deacon Mike, his godfather and Fr. Seraphim, his grandpa; Kelsay felt like "one of the guys".
He also felt obliged to greet everyone on their way out of the church. Who knows, do we have a future priest here?