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« on: April 21, 2007, 02:20:00 AM »

Hello,

I would like to convert to the holy Orthodox Church but their is no parishes close to where I live but their is a Serbian Orthodox Monastery about 57 miles away from where I live can go to the monastery and can they help me convert?


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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007, 02:35:17 AM »

Are you sure there are no parishes that are close enough? Say 100 miles? Where do you live? If you don't want to disclose that info here, make sure you at least do a search using the official directory of SCOBA parishes, which is available online (thanks to certain good men at a certain Greek Orthodox Theological School!). Check it out: http://scoba.us/directory/

If there truly isn't anything around, you may be able to convert at this Serbian monastery, but everything will depend on the blessing of that monastery's abbot and its ruling Bishop. I know of cases where individuals have been catechized and received in monasteries, but it is highly preferable to undergo one's catechumenate in a parish.

Welcome to the forum and God bless!
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007, 03:12:59 AM »

Hey thanks for the site I found a Orthodox Church in America Parish thats 66 miles away!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2007, 03:18:25 AM »

Excellent news! I hope it will be an active and welcoming spiritual home.

Just a general point of information: This online version of the SCOBA directory is now THE place to turn for questions of parish information -- even more so than the print version. According to the GOA Department of Internet Ministries, they are going to be constantly updating it with all available information.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2007, 12:41:50 PM »

but it is highly preferable to undergo one's catechumenate in a parish.


Yes, I completely agree on that!

(thanks to certain good men at a certain Greek Orthodox Theological School!). Check it out: http://scoba.us/directory/


Oh, yes! They deserved maximum of appreciation. Their results help so much! A real example of bringing Orthodoxy together.

An analogous directory may be found at:
http://www.orthodoxyinamerica.org/sr2_0_0/locator.php
Similarly, special thanks to Fr. John for origination and careful maintenance of that site.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2007, 12:42:44 PM »

Uncle, welcome to the forum and welcome home to Orthodoxy!
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007, 09:46:32 PM »

Thanks its good to be home!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2007, 08:39:18 AM »

May I be so bold as to ask which Serbian Monastery?  If you don't want to make that public just Private Message me. 
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