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Offline EkhristosAnesti

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Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« on: February 29, 2008, 12:57:35 AM »
Dear brothers and sisters,

By the providence and mercy of God--at least I do my best to see it that way--a certain tragedy has befallen me just before the Great Lent. I say 'by the providence and mercy of God' because it is one that has in a sense forced me to pursue a resurgence in my spiritual life right before a period in the calendar of the Church designed to assist just that. I will be absent from this forum (good news for many of you i'm sure!) until I recover, or at least till Resurrection Sunday. Until then, I wish you all a blessed fast, and I ask you to please ask God to have mercy on me during this time, to look past my sins, as many and persistent as they may be, and to guide me by His counsel.
No longer an active member of this forum. Sincerest apologies to anyone who has taken offence to anything posted in youthful ignorance or negligence prior to my leaving this forum - October, 2012.

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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 01:04:28 AM »
I think I speak for many of us here- I enjoy your posts and am better off for having read them.  Anyway, brother, I will be praying for you.  Lord, have mercy on your servant Ekhristos Anesti.  Amin.
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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 01:10:20 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 01:24:16 AM »
Lord have mercy on your servant.
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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 02:41:06 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 08:51:13 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Your faithful servant.

Brother EA, I have always enjoyed your posts and I will miss them. Please come back when you can.
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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008, 08:53:56 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 10:16:44 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 10:38:25 AM »
Lord have mercy on your servant EA.  May this Lent bring you healing and peace.

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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 10:41:45 AM »
Lord have Mercy!
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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2008, 11:13:38 PM »
May you find peace in mind and spirit during your leave...

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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2008, 02:03:03 AM »
EkhristosAnesti

We are all better off due to your incredible blessings that you shared with us all. I am always amazed that a person so young has so much ferver and understanding for the faith.

Really age is no issue; you are truely a quality that I look forward to interacting with or just reading your posts in general. I will miss you.

I pray that you will be well during your absence and that Gods mercy remian upon you and your family. I will pray for you daily with Gods grace.

May we all begin and end the fast in safety and in peace.

Your Servant
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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2008, 12:22:19 PM »
EA, I have just read your prayer request, and want you to know I am praying that God will be with you as you walk through the valley of this shadow. I pray that you will find strength and comfort in Christ during this lenten season, and that all will be well.
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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2008, 12:38:30 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2008, 01:03:35 PM »
Lord have mercy!

God be with you brother.  I will miss your posts here.  I personally get a lot of benefit from your inputs here.

I will also miss the beneficial quotes you provide for the forum from the OO fathers, as I enjoy them very much as well.

Remember me in your prayers as well.

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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2008, 01:19:53 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2008, 04:28:55 PM »
Lord have mercy.

I echo the others' sentiment in that I always enjoy reading your thoughtful posts. May you find the peace you seek.
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Re: Have a blessed fast, and remember me in your prayers
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2008, 12:52:09 AM »
Dear Ekhristos Anesti,
Thank you very much for your wonderful contributions here. I always enjoyed reading your posts and I have learned many things from them, brother.
Dear Jesus, please help you servant in everything. Lord, have mercy. Jarhad Barham.
Ekhristos Anesti, please return when you can.