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I was chrismated today
« on: April 05, 2008, 10:14:50 PM »
After almost two years of inquiring, I was chrismated today. I don't post much, but I lurk a lot (probably more than I should :D) and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone here, especially the Orthodox Christians from CAF, who unwittingly helped answer questions I had.

I'm happy ;D

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2008, 10:21:46 PM »
AXIOS! (you are male, yes? Otherwise AXIA!  :D )

Wonderful news, and may God grant you many years!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008, 10:25:25 PM »
AXIOS!  AXIOS!  AXIOS!

God grant you many years.  Welcome home to the one true faith.  :)
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008, 10:29:06 PM »
Congratulations and welcome home, wynd. ;D
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2008, 10:46:34 PM »
AXIOS! Congratulations!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2008, 10:48:21 PM »
Many years!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2008, 10:48:40 PM »
God grant you many years!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2008, 10:49:47 PM »
Welcome to Orthodoxy!  May you continue to grow in the Kingdom of God.
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2008, 11:33:31 PM »
worthy!  worthy!  worthy!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2008, 11:47:36 PM »
Congratulations!

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2008, 12:09:40 AM »
Congratulations and many years!


Pretty exciting huh?

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2008, 12:25:21 AM »
Congratulations!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2008, 01:56:41 AM »
Welcome!
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2008, 02:30:57 AM »
Congrats and Glory to God!  May God grant you many years! 
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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2008, 06:55:27 AM »
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2008, 08:09:11 AM »
Many years!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2008, 10:31:47 AM »
Worthy! Many Years! (Eng.)

Αξιος! Χρονια πωλλα! (Gr.)

Достойний! Многая Літа! (Ukr.)
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2008, 03:07:30 PM »
Congrats!!!

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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2008, 03:17:03 PM »
Yay!  Many years and congratulations!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2008, 03:58:13 PM »
Congratulations!!! May God grant you many, many years.  Welcome home.  You should have received your first communion this morning, which is something you don't forget.

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« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2008, 03:58:29 PM »
AXIOS!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2008, 03:58:48 PM »
Congratulations and many years.  Welcome Home. 

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2008, 04:06:06 PM »
Congratulations!!! May God grant you many, many years.  Welcome home.  You should have received your first communion this morning, which is something you don't forget.

I did. It was more awkward than I had hoped. At the Byzantine Catholic church I used to go to, you would open your mouth and the priest dropped the Eucharist in off the spoon. Here, I guess you close your mouth around it, so I was there waiting and he was like "what is this guy doing?"

Thanks everyone for the welcome :)

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2008, 05:03:20 PM »
Congradulations!!!!






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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2008, 05:26:12 PM »
Many years!  :)
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2008, 05:30:21 PM »
I did. It was more awkward than I had hoped. At the Byzantine Catholic church I used to go to, you would open your mouth and the priest dropped the Eucharist in off the spoon. Here, I guess you close your mouth around it, so I was there waiting and he was like "what is this guy doing?"

Thanks everyone for the welcome :)

Our priest does it like the Byzantine-Catholics you've had experience with, but each priest has their own way of doing things.

Here's an awkward moment I had at St. Sophia's Cathedral in Los Angeles:

As I approached for communion, I was asked my name. The priest is accustomed to calling out "The servant of God [name]..." into the microphone very loudly, so everyone can hear everything that goes on up front.

In response to his question, I replied softly, "Justinian."
"WHAT?" he replied rather loudly.
"Justinian," I said a little louder.
"WHAT?" he cried again.
"JUSTINIAN!" I yelled back.

"AH!" he shouted, and proceeded to prepare the communion. I was accustomed to the "drop" method, while he wasn't. After a few seconds pause, he attempted to pour it off the spoon, but his aiming wasn't spot on, and it fell to the floor with a resounding splash. The two of us stared at eachother in horror for what felt like an eternity, until I hurried away back to the pew. A deacon came by after communion was over and (much to me shock) poured lighter fluid on the marble floor where it had landed and lit it on fire.

So don't worry about what happened. Because it can always be worse. :D

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« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2008, 08:36:18 PM »
Congratulations! Axios! Axios! Axios! Wonderful news!

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2008, 10:10:16 PM »
Many years!  I can't wait to be in your position - three weeks till Pascha, when I can say the same for myself.  Once again, may God grant you many years.
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2008, 10:26:51 PM »
Congratulations, wynd!  May God grant you many years!  :)

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2008, 10:36:22 PM »
"AH!" he shouted, and proceeded to prepare the communion. I was accustomed to the "drop" method, while he wasn't. After a few seconds pause, he attempted to pour it off the spoon, but his aiming wasn't spot on, and it fell to the floor with a resounding splash. The two of us stared at eachother in horror for what felt like an eternity, until I hurried away back to the pew. A deacon came by after communion was over and (much to me shock) poured lighter fluid on the marble floor where it had landed and lit it on fire.
YIKES!!! :o :o :o
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2008, 08:41:47 AM »
Welcome to the Convert Forum.  Many years to you as you grow in the Holy Orthodox Church!

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Praise God, God grant you many years.
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2008, 09:29:13 AM »
Dear wynd,

Many many congratulations.  I noticed this thread by chance and was just so happy when I saw it was you from CAF and saw what has happened in your life.

What's your Christian name?  You have to go into my Prayerbook.

God bless. Pray for me,

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« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2008, 09:44:27 AM »
Congratulations, and may God grant you many blessed years!
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« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2008, 12:11:10 PM »
Dear wynd,

Many many congratulations.  I noticed this thread by chance and was just so happy when I saw it was you from CAF and saw what has happened in your life.

What's your Christian name?  You have to go into my Prayerbook.

God bless. Pray for me,

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2008, 01:18:05 PM »
WONDERFUL! - MARVELOUS! - MAGNIFICENT! - JOY OF JOYS!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2008, 01:38:16 PM »
АКСИЈОС  ,,АКСИЈОС ,АКСИЈОС.................
ДОСТОЈАН ,ДОСТОЈАН, ДОСТОЈАН............
WORTHY, WORTHY ,WORTHY....................STASKO/STANISLAV
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since your a fellow and not a girl had to correct [достојна то достојан ] sorry  again many many years  .......................stanislav
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« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2008, 03:33:30 PM »
Congratulations! Axios!

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2008, 02:57:17 AM »
since your a fellow and not a girl had to correct [достојна то достојан ] sorry  again many many years  .......................stanislav

Haha prijatelju moj, kako si samo primetio... :P

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« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2008, 04:29:34 AM »
Haha prijatelju moj, kako si samo primetio... :P

Congratulations! Boze Blagoslovi! God bless!


Хелло Брате Како си.....Како је све тамо,,,овде све добро хвала Господу Богу У све...учим се мало по мало нашем........little at a time that word was a easy one im familar with...ha ha ha ......stanislav
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« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2008, 03:31:33 PM »
Hey, partner. It was great to get chrismated with you. I just joined this site 13 minutes ago and by God's grace, you are the first post I saw.  Axios, brother. Many years, indeed.  See you Sunday.

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2008, 04:41:46 PM »
Hey, partner. It was great to get chrismated with you. I just joined this site 13 minutes ago and by God's grace, you are the first post I saw.  Axios, brother. Many years, indeed.  See you Sunday.

Joel

Haha, that's awesome. Joel and I go to the same church and he was chrismated Saturday as well. See you Sunday!

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« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2008, 05:36:17 PM »
Congradulations joel...many many summers and many many years...axios to you also brother.....
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« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2008, 06:57:04 AM »
Hey, partner. It was great to get chrismated with you. I just joined this site 13 minutes ago and by God's grace, you are the first post I saw.  Axios, brother. Many years, indeed.  See you Sunday.

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