The Baptism

Background noise of people talking and priests chanting.

Pambos

The priest is coming. Do we have everything?

Eve
[Wife of Pambos]

We have everything. Don’t worry. All will be well.

Priest

Good afternoon. Do we have the crucifix for the baby?

Pambos

Yes father and the new clothes.

Priest

Good. Do you have olive oil or should I bring some of the church’s?

Pambos

No father that won’t be necessary. We have some in this small bottle. It is directly from Cyprus. I brought it with me years ago.

Priest

Excellent. Excellent.
And the name of the child please?

Pambos
[Overcome by emotion and cannot speak. Eve intervenes.]

Eve

Her name. Her name is…Eleni, after her grandmother. My husband's mother who is no longer with us.

Priest

Very Good. Good boy. Let us begin.