Today I baptized Siamanto

Today I baptized Siamanto.

I have to leave that paragraph there, alone. It’s so awesome. Siamanto was a famous Armenian poet, slain during the 1915 Genocide of Armenians. He was a great poet (a small sampling:

The baby I baptized was not THE Siamanto. Date of today’s baptism: 12/2/2012. Just wanted you to know I’m not trying to be poetic myself. And because this is the FIRST time I’m running across a Siamanto in the 21st Century and in my lifetime. It’s beautiful.

During the service, in order to get his attention. They called him Sio for short.

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