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Tiberius' Baptism - Saturday, January 4, 2014

Godfather Seamus, Tiberius' mother Lisa, and Fr. Benedict

Tiberius' Grandmother Cathy

With Subdeacon Jonah

Baptismal tonsure (cutting of hair)

Tonsure consists of the cutting of four locks of hair in a cruciform pattern:
at the front of head as the Priest says "In the Name of the Father",
at the back of head at the words "and the Son",
and on either side of the head at the words "and the Holy Spirit".
The hair which has been cut is burnt
in the flame of the Baptismal candle.

Parents Sean and Lisa

L to R (adults):
Fr. Benedict, Sean, Lisa, Seamus, Grandfather Dale

Fr. Benedict with Tiberius (right) and his daughter Catherine.