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Lent/New Job
« on: February 23, 2007, 12:20:39 AM »
Dear Friends,

It's been a while since I've been here, but I couldn't let Lent go by without coming back and expressing my sorrow over the ways in which I have failed and grieved each of you.  Forgive me. 

Also, I wanted to let you all know that, God willing, on 14 March 2007 (Wednesday of Mid-Lent), His Eminence my Metropolitan will ordain me to the Diaconate during the course of the Liturgy for the feast of the Holy Cross, King Abgar of Edessa, and the Martyrs of the Syrian Church (which always falls on this day in Lent).  Please keep me in your prayers as I try to prepare for a new role in the Church and, hopefully, the increased commitment and renewed way of life befitting that role.

Yours truly,

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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 12:26:36 AM »
Wow! You're back!

Of course I'll pray for you.  You'll be a wonderful deacon.

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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007, 12:35:50 AM »
You are in my prayers. :)

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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007, 12:41:03 AM »
Phil!  It's good to read your crunchons again.  I was hoping that things were alright with you.

Please accept my congratulations on your soon-to-be becoming a deacon.

All the Best,

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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007, 01:20:14 AM »
Prayers for, and an early axios to, you my brother; truly you are worthy.

P.S. I will only forgive you if you re-participate in forum discussions (when you have the time ofcourse).  ;)

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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007, 11:27:45 AM »
Congratulations!  May you reap the rewards of serving others in the name of our Lord and Savior.

 :)Juliana

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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007, 11:30:57 AM »
Excellent News! Like EA here, like me wish you a pre-axios greeting!

Do you realize it was just over a year ago that you and I met on St. Vlad's campus? Amazing the twists and turns of God's plans fo rpeople, eh?
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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007, 12:40:40 PM »
Congratulations, axios, and may the Holy Spirit guide your ministry, to the Glory of God, and the Salvation of His people.
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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007, 12:47:45 PM »
Axios, axios, AXIOS!

Congratulations, my friend.
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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2007, 01:20:24 PM »
Prayers for your forth coming ordination my old friend...

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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2007, 09:55:56 PM »
Axios! Axios! Axios!
I have been missing you here! May God bless your service and always help you in everything! Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2007, 12:11:00 AM »
AXIOS AXIOS AXIOS

May God strengthen you.  Truly you are worthy.
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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2007, 02:23:23 AM »
Thank you all for your prayers and kind words!

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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2007, 05:10:02 AM »
Congratulations! Axios!
Many years to you both!
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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2007, 01:42:36 PM »
Axios Fr. Dn. Phil  :)
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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2007, 03:24:16 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2007, 05:14:33 PM »
Dear Dn. Phil,

Many years to you. May your Lent be spiritually blessed.

In Christ,

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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2007, 08:26:08 PM »
Father Deacon,

AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!

May God strengthen you.  Truly you are worthy. We miss you and hope to hear from you once again.

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Re: Lent/New Job
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2007, 12:01:32 AM »
Axios, Shamshono,

Many years, God bless you.

Suraj