Boy, Oh Boy!

Nektarios Evangelos

March 25, 2011

7 lbs. 11 oz.

Well, our little angel couldn’t wait until his scheduled appointment and so on March 25 at 2:15 in the morning I began having contractions and at 6:39 a.m. Nektarios was born. We are so blessed to have this beautiful healthy little boy in our family and are humbled for him to have entered our lives on such a special day.

Of course, it wasn’t hard to name him. With the love and history of St. Nektarios in our family and the celebration of the Annunciation (Evangelismos) on the day of his birth, everything just felt right.

The boys are amazed and won’t stop telling me how cool babies are and how much they love him. It melts my heart to watch them all together. Thank you Lord, for your blessings.

Thank you for the kind emails many of you have sent, your prayers are so appreciated.

Troparion to St. Nektarios

The offspring of Selyvria and the guardian of Aegina, the true friend of virtue who didst appear in the last years,

O Nektarios, we faithful honor thee as a godly servant of Christ, for thou pourest forth healings of every kind for those who piously cry out: Glory to Christ Who hath glorified thee.
Glory to Him who made thee wondrous.
Glory to Him Who worketh healings for all through thee.

23 thoughts on “Boy, Oh Boy!

  1. Your boys are all so precious! Many years πŸ™‚ I hope my labor goes as quickly as yours did. My first two were really quick and then my third was 14 hours, so I am hoping for something in between πŸ™‚

  2. Many years and Congratulations! My Mary was also born on Annunciation (born at 6:35 am and I went into labor between 3 and 3:30 am). She was named for St. Mary of Egypt who is our parish's patron saint and whose feast day is a week after Annunciation. What a beautiful darling, little boy and what a wonderful day to have a baby!

  3. Na sas zisi! What a handome boy! My husband is named Nektarios! Just as a matter of curiosity, do you have a nickname that Americans can pronounce lined up? We always have trouble introducing my husband to people outside the church.

  4. Congratulations! I've been thinking about you because I am due during Bright Week with my third as well =) I am so glad to know you had a quick, healthy delivery and I absolutely LOVE your baby's name. St. Nectarios is such a wonderful wonderful modern saint. I assume you've read Saint of Our Century? one of the first "life-changing" books I ever read =)God bless your family!

  5. Thank you all so much for your kind words and prayers, they mean so much to us. Nektarios (who will now be known as Sprout on this blog, lol) is doing great and the boys simply adore him.It was a BIG blessing to have him enter our lives on such a special day. :)And Maria, I have no nickname ideas other than maybe Ari (pronounced Adi). I'm not big on nicknames anyway, it's my pride mostly. I figure we learn names from every other culture, we shouldn't shorten ours either. πŸ™‚

  6. I'm sorry this is so late, but CONGRATULATIONS! What a beautiful name, for an incredible and blessed little boy. (We almost named J. "Evangelos"– AND St. Nektarios is one of our favorites, too).Hope you're doing well!Kalo Pascha!

  7. Oh my God! Congratulations! Many good wishes for Evangelo-Nectarios, and to all in your beautiful family. Sending love and wishes. Kali Anastasi!

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