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Offline John of the North

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Baptism
« on: August 20, 2007, 12:11:13 AM »
Not to hijack another thread......today I was baptized and chrismated a member of the Orthodox Church!

Pictures are available on Facebook until we get our photo gallery up.

I also wanted to offer encouragement to all of the inquirers and catechumens out there!

The road may take a long time to travel, but coming home is worth it!

Slava Isusu Khrystu!

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Re: Baptism
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 12:18:06 AM »
Congratulations and many years!

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Re: Baptism
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 12:24:15 AM »
Χρόνια πολλά, Ukiemeister!
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Re: Baptism
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 12:25:48 AM »
God grant you many years, Postolowka. ;D
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Re: Baptism
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007, 01:16:39 AM »
God grant you many years, and welcome home!

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Re: Baptism
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2007, 01:43:24 AM »
Arright!  Anuda Brudda!

Many Years!
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Re: Baptism
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2007, 02:02:37 AM »
Arright!  Anuda Brudda!

Many Years!

Why thank you brudda!
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Re: Baptism
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2007, 02:05:47 AM »
Χρόνια πολλά, Ukiemeister!

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Re: Baptism
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2007, 08:39:03 AM »
Congatulations! May God Grant You many, many Years!

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Re: Baptism
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2007, 08:44:13 AM »
Congratulations!  May God Grant You Many Blessed Years!
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Re: Baptism
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2007, 09:29:40 AM »
Awesome!

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Re: Baptism
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2007, 11:45:08 AM »
Excellent news and many years!
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Re: Baptism
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2007, 12:32:40 PM »
Welcome.  Congratulations!
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Re: Baptism
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2007, 06:01:25 PM »
Welcome home. May God grant you many years.
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Re: Baptism
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2007, 07:30:08 PM »
На Многії Літа!
Zastupnice christianov nepostydnaja, chodatajice ko Tvorcu nepreložnaja, ne prezri hr’išnych molenij hlasy, popredvari jako blahaja na pomošč nas, virno vopijuščich ti: Uskori na molitvu, i potščisja na umolenije, zastupajušči prisno Bohorodice, čtuščich t’a.

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Re: Baptism
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2007, 01:16:09 PM »
Xronia sou polla!

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Re: Baptism
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2007, 08:54:26 AM »
Welcome home my friend and my brother 8)

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