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Offline SolEX01

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Church is auctioned off at Courthouse Steps
« on: December 12, 2008, 11:45:03 PM »
Friends, please pray for the members of the Community in Easton, MD whose Church was auctioned off to the highest bidder in front of the courthouse steps.  A Synagogue has offered their space for the Community to use.

Also, please pray that our Orthodox Churches (or any other Church) do not wind up being auctioned off on the Courthouse steps.

Most Holy Theotokos Save Us.

Amen!
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Re: Church is auctioned off at Courthouse Steps
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 11:48:29 PM »
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Re: Church is auctioned off at Courthouse Steps
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008, 11:54:53 PM »
Lord have mercy!

My own parish is in the midst of a building campaign, and the potential of taking out a loan has been discussed. Let us all pray that no parish ever will need to face this nightmare.
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Re: Church is auctioned off at Courthouse Steps
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 01:28:37 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Church is auctioned off at Courthouse Steps
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 06:29:47 AM »
Nedaj Boze...Gospode pomiluj...Amin....
May The Lord Never Allow That to Happen,,,Amen
Lord Have Mercy.....amen...
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Re: Church is auctioned off at Courthouse Steps
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2008, 06:50:23 AM »
Gospodi Pumiluj! Gospodi Pumiluj!
Very sad news indeed..

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Re: Church is auctioned off at Courthouse Steps
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2008, 08:09:46 AM »
Friends, please pray for the members of the Community in Easton, MD whose Church was auctioned off to the highest bidder in front of the courthouse steps.  A Synagogue has offered their space for the Community to use.

Also, please pray that our Orthodox Churches (or any other Church) do not wind up being auctioned off on the Courthouse steps.

Most Holy Theotokos Save Us.

Amen!

I remember how glad when the priest at St. George's was emphatic to point out, when we sold the building that we had outgrown, that we had sold to another Orthodox Church (Indian Orthodox: St. Gregory outgrew the building to and remodeled and extended to twice the size).

Christ the Savior in Chicago was a huge church complex (worth a couple million if I remember correctly) of some rapture offshoot of the Episcoplains, who thought that the world would end so they didn't need to ordain any more bishops.  When the world didn't end, they started dying off.  When they were down to a dozen (from hundreds), they went to HG Bishop Job and asked him what his Church taught.  When they liked his answers, they gave him the complex (now the Diocese of the West's Center).  "We are not going to be here much longer, and we want it to remain a Church.  A real Church."

It would seem that, as Conservative Anglicans, this is another continuing symptomn of the mess, with ECUA's hostility and tenacious hold on assets to the pratical numbers and the disorganization and lack of focus of where to go (African bishops are not a permanent solution).

God bless those Jews.

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Re: Church is auctioned off at Courthouse Steps
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2008, 10:23:45 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Church is auctioned off at Courthouse Steps
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2008, 12:19:53 PM »
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Re: Church is auctioned off at Courthouse Steps
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2008, 01:51:38 PM »
This is truly a sad story.  It seemed like they had a great potential on the horizon. 

May God protect them in the midst of this struggle...
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Re: Church is auctioned off at Courthouse Steps
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2008, 09:14:20 PM »
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Re: Church is auctioned off at Courthouse Steps
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2008, 12:17:39 AM »
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Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians
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(e.g., financial difficulties during this time of economic stagnation),
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Re: Church is auctioned off at Courthouse Steps
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2008, 12:52:00 AM »
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