Photos from my Baptism into the holy Orthodox
Church (Russian Orthodox) April 2007
After 9 months of preparation, an evening of confession to the priest (I had a lot to confess :( , and a lot of fear and nervousness, I joined myself to the one true church and moved from being a catacumen to a member. Now the hard part begins.
Father John Strickland of Saint Katherine (the greatmartyr) Orthodox Church in Kirkland Washington baptised me , and the family Sherry & Micala on Easter Sunday (Pascha) 2007. The church is part of the OCA which is communion with the Russian Orthodox Church and all Orthodox Churches everywhere.
My baptised name is Dean (James) Kinard. James of Persia was Born on Nov 27 and is my Patron saint. I chose him because he, even though he ruined his life spiritually , listened to his wife, and by doing this, he was able to change his life and save his soul. More details to follow at a later date