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Offline seekeroftruth777

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It's Official, I am Orthodox
« on: June 19, 2016, 05:47:49 PM »
Brothers and sisters, happy Pentecost. It's Official, I was baptized and Chrismated into the Greek Orthodox Church, this morning.  Life Confession was tearfully painful, yet liberating. Being able to finally take Holy Communion felt spiritually empowering. Now the hard part of the ascetic struggle is to work towards being like Christ, and work with Christ towards hopefully being saved, after the Second coming.

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2016, 05:50:48 PM »
Congratulations.
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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2016, 06:00:47 PM »
WOW! This is great! You became Orthodox at the birth date of our Holy Church. :) May God bless you and illumine your mind and life! May the Holy Spirit guide you correct to believe in the Word of God and through Him to return to the bosoms of the Father. :) Amen!
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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2016, 06:22:15 PM »
Many years!

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2016, 06:33:25 PM »
Congratulations!

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2016, 06:34:05 PM »
Many years!
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2016, 07:16:06 PM »
Thanks be to God!  ;D

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2016, 07:28:55 PM »
Many years!

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2016, 08:20:55 PM »
Many years! :D
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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2016, 08:37:40 PM »
Many years to you!
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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2016, 09:11:05 PM »
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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2016, 09:33:59 PM »
Many years!
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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2016, 10:23:31 PM »
May God bless you and many years!!!
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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2016, 10:29:57 PM »
God be praised!

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2016, 12:54:03 AM »
Congrats!

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2016, 02:38:40 AM »
Brothers and sisters, happy Pentecost. It's Official, I was baptized and Chrismated into the Greek Orthodox Church, this morning.  Life Confession was tearfully painful, yet liberating. Being able to finally take Holy Communion felt spiritually empowering. Now the hard part of the ascetic struggle is to work towards being like Christ, and work with Christ towards hopefully being saved, after the Second coming.
Glory to God!

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2016, 10:51:24 AM »
Thanks everybody, May God grant many years to us all. It amazing after Baptism, and Chrismation, it all started to make sense, even stuff my priest said months ago that flew over my head.

My Godfather made a fascinating  observation, with our Baptism and Christian we all start off at the top of the ladder, then the rest of our time is spent trying to climb back up.

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2016, 12:15:28 PM »
welcome.

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2016, 12:28:45 PM »

Welcome Home!

May God grant you many happy and healthy years!

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2016, 01:26:10 PM »
Brothers and sisters, happy Pentecost. It's Official, I was baptized and Chrismated into the Greek Orthodox Church, this morning.  Life Confession was tearfully painful, yet liberating. Being able to finally take Holy Communion felt spiritually empowering. Now the hard part of the ascetic struggle is to work towards being like Christ, and work with Christ towards hopefully being saved, after the Second coming.

Welcome!

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2016, 01:47:36 PM »
If you don't mind, what saint did you pick? :)

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2016, 01:59:11 PM »
Thanks everybody, May God grant many years to us all. It amazing after Baptism, and Chrismation, it all started to make sense, even stuff my priest said months ago that flew over my head.

My Godfather made a fascinating  observation, with our Baptism and Christian we all start off at the top of the ladder, then the rest of our time is spent trying to climb back up.

Welcome home.  ;D

May God grant you many years to climb that ladder!
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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2016, 02:06:28 PM »
If you don't mind, what saint did you pick? :)

St. James the Just  :)

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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2016, 02:14:46 PM »
Congratulations! 

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« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2016, 02:15:17 PM »
Many years!

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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2016, 05:26:24 PM »
Congratulations and many years. :)
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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2016, 05:35:55 PM »
Many years.
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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2016, 07:20:04 PM »
Quote from: Orthodoxjay1
...there are too many men, who are not men that are wearing skinny jeans, overly emotional, effeminate, cowardly, limp wristed guys these days. It really like the homosexualization of the male, it was a really pitiful site on TV, watching these 'guys' waving rainbow flags crying, and all touching each other, not like a fist bump, more like cuddling, total perversion on the news.
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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2016, 07:25:37 PM »
Quote from: Orthodoxjay1
...there are too many men, who are not men that are wearing skinny jeans, overly emotional, effeminate, cowardly, limp wristed guys these days. It really like the homosexualization of the male, it was a really pitiful site on TV, watching these 'guys' waving rainbow flags crying, and all touching each other, not like a fist bump, more like cuddling, total perversion on the news.

OK you post this on a thread about my baptism, why?
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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2016, 07:27:31 PM »
For the Pleroma.*

*Trans. 'fullness' for PtA
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« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2016, 07:28:56 PM »
For the Pleroma.*

*Trans. 'fullness' for PtA

Ok never heard that word even in Church, I'll just say thanks to everybody, as pointed out here obviously from past statements before my baptism, that I have heterodox baggage that I need to deal with, that now I'm starting to work on through Repentence, Confession, and Prayer . I'll just leave it at that.
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Re: It's Official, I am Orthodox
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2016, 07:47:42 PM »
Then I rescind my post.
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« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2016, 10:26:52 PM »
Please note I have moved this thread to the no polemical, no debate section, "Other Topics".

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« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2016, 11:19:17 PM »
Then I rescind my post.

More of this, please.

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« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2016, 10:11:56 AM »
May God grant you many years, James.
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May God grant you many years!