May in Moscow

After Tryphon’s baptism on May 2 we had a small gathering at our apartment to celebrate. Tryphon’s godfather, Thomas, a wonderful cook, prepared a sumptuous meal for all present.

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At the end of the day, Tryphon was tucker'd.

Tryphon's flowers

Tryphon's flowers

I received some more photos of the baptism itself, so I added them to the album.

Tryphon recovers from his bath

Tryphon recovers from his bath

Recovery has been reached

Recovery has been reached

What good are friends if you can't "sweat" with them?

What good are friends if you can't "sweat" with them?

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This boy at church was quite interested in catching Tryphon's eye

This boy at church was quite interested in catching Tryphon's eye

I'm glad to report that the main stage, from which dignitaries watched the Victory Day parade on Red Square, completely covered up Lenin's mausoleum

I'm glad to report that the main stage, from which dignitaries watched the Victory Day parade on Red Square, completely covered up Lenin's mausoleum

As Victory Day this year was on a Saturday, the following Monday was a holiday so we decided to go to the estate of Arkhangelskoye which is about a 40 minute bus ride from our apartment. Here’s a little taste:

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You can see the rest of my pictures here.

Tryphon's first words were, "I'm king of the world!"

Tryphon's first words were, "I'm king of the world!"

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Church of the Icon of the Theotokos of the Sign. This church is a shrine for St. Tryphon as there is an icon with pieces of his relics.

Church of the Icon of the Theotokos of the Sign. This church is a shrine for St. Tryphon as there is an icon with pieces of his relics.

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Nearby is the Church of St. Tryphon, which was built on the spot of his appearance during the time of Ivan the Terrible.

Nearby is the Church of St. Tryphon, which was built on the spot of his appearance during the time of Ivan the Terrible.

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A fit on the way...

A fit on the way...

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The blessing of our apartment

The blessing of our apartment

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Tryphon plays in his new world

Tryphon plays in his own little, new world

Tryphon tries out his different faces

Tryphon tries out his different faces

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A trip on the bus

A trip on the bus

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Contemplative Tryphon

Contemplative Tryphon

We went to the procession to St. Basil's on Red Square on Sunday, the feast day of Sts. Kirill and Methody, and ran in to some friends

We went to the procession to St. Basil's on Red Square on Sunday, the feast day of Sts. Kirill and Methody, and ran in to some friends

Afterwards we had a little lunch in GUM department store

Afterwards we had a little lunch in GUM department store

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3 comments

  1. Elizabeth · May 27, 2009

    What gorgeous photos , especially of Tryphon !

    God grant him – and his family and godparents- MANY YEARS indeed !

  2. Ручьёв · May 27, 2009

    Yep, he’s a sweet little thing.

    Thank you again very much!

  3. Lynn · May 28, 2009

    Duke and Sveta, your son is VERY cute!

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