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Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« on: December 16, 2008, 10:43:10 AM »
In August, I took my wife, for the first time, to an Orthodox Divine Liturgy. It was the last time I was able to get her to attend it with me to my lament. Since, I have been taking my daughter on and off but not my wife.

We talked about our plans this Christmas and she agreed to attend the Holy Supper and the Vigil this year. I ask for your prayers that this will go well and that my wife will be open to the graces of the parish community and the Vigil.

Thank you very much and God Bless.
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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 11:30:31 AM »
Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance! Be with Your faithful servant Ignatius, and with his wife, and with his all family in this very special time of the year.
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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 11:36:44 AM »
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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 12:15:14 PM »
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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 12:38:58 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 04:19:51 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

I can relate to this all too well, as my wife currently has no interest in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ.

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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 08:05:17 AM »
Lord have Mercy!
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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 08:47:53 AM »
In August, I took my wife, for the first time, to an Orthodox Divine Liturgy. It was the last time I was able to get her to attend it with me to my lament. Since, I have been taking my daughter on and off but not my wife.

We talked about our plans this Christmas and she agreed to attend the Holy Supper and the Vigil this year. I ask for your prayers that this will go well and that my wife will be open to the graces of the parish community and the Vigil.

Thank you very much and God Bless.

Lord, guide Your servants.

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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 03:50:29 PM »
In August, I took my wife, for the first time, to an Orthodox Divine Liturgy. It was the last time I was able to get her to attend it with me to my lament. Since, I have been taking my daughter on and off but not my wife.

We talked about our plans this Christmas and she agreed to attend the Holy Supper and the Vigil this year. I ask for your prayers that this will go well and that my wife will be open to the graces of the parish community and the Vigil.

Thank you very much and God Bless.

Lord, guide Your servants.

May I ask, what all is your background?

I am coming from Roman Catholicism my wife is Baptist.
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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008, 04:38:11 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2008, 06:46:49 PM »
I feel your pain. Lord have mercy.
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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2008, 12:37:01 AM »
I am coming from Roman Catholicism my wife is Baptist.

Don't despair. . . I was once a baptist myself. :)  May the Lord have mercy on the both of you.
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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2008, 12:30:34 AM »
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

My whole family went and we made it through the entire Vigil... my wife enjoyed it!

Thanks for the prayers!

Merry Christmas!
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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2008, 01:16:26 AM »
Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth, Peace and Good Will to Men!

Christ is Born!   Glorify Him!

Glory be to God!

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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2008, 01:20:29 AM »
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

My whole family went and we made it through the entire Vigil... my wife enjoyed it!

Thanks for the prayers!

Merry Christmas!

Glory to God in the Highest!

Christ is born! Glorify Him!
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A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth

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Re: Getting the Family to attend the Nativity Vigil...
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2008, 03:32:56 PM »
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

My whole family went and we made it through the entire Vigil... my wife enjoyed it!

Thanks for the prayers!

Merry Christmas!

Glory to God! Blessed Nativity to you and all yours!
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