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Offline sohma_hatori

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For peace of Mind
« on: February 04, 2009, 06:59:06 AM »
Friends..

Most of you have probably heard about the jurisdictional problems here in the Philippines. I have been chrismated in the Antiochian jurisdiction, but then again even the way I was chrismated was questionable in a sense that I was only anointed on the head. I have decided now to leave the jurisdiction, especially with all the stuff that's been happening, I prefer to be in an Orthodox Church, where its being canonical is least questioned. Besides, the priests of the EP here, do not recognize my chrismation, and even tell me that because of what happened in my case, I have to be re-baptized into the Orthodox faith. I almost lost hope, and almost lapsed into despair. I acknowledge my youth, my folly, and my weakness.
Now I have decided to be under the guidance of the EP, and I pray that I will finally receive Holy Baptism and Chrismation, and be Truly United with the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church! In the end I still am able to say, God has been very kind and loving to me, despite all the bumps and distractions Ive been through!

Please pray for me, and other Filipinos who are also searching for the Orthodox Church, but are blocked by these same distractions! Please also pray that God will strengthen me, to face future problems and challenges ahead of me..

Lord have Mercy!
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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 07:17:42 AM »
Friends..

Most of you have probably heard about the jurisdictional problems here in the Philippines. I have been chrismated in the Antiochian jurisdiction, but then again even the way I was chrismated was questionable in a sense that I was only anointed on the head. I have decided now to leave the jurisdiction, especially with all the stuff that's been happening, I prefer to be in an Orthodox Church, where its being canonical is least questioned. Besides, the priests of the EP here, do not recognize my chrismation, and even tell me that because of what happened in my case, I have to be re-baptized into the Orthodox faith. I almost lost hope, and almost lapsed into despair. I acknowledge my youth, my folly, and my weakness.
Now I have decided to be under the guidance of the EP, and I pray that I will finally receive Holy Baptism and Chrismation, and be Truly United with the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church! In the end I still am able to say, God has been very kind and loving to me, despite all the bumps and distractions Ive been through!

Please pray for me, and other Filipinos who are also searching for the Orthodox Church, but are blocked by these same distractions! Please also pray that God will strengthen me, to face future problems and challenges ahead of me..

Lord have Mercy!

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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 11:48:36 AM »
Lord have mercy on the works of your hands.
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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 11:53:57 AM »
Lord Have Mercy on your servant.

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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009, 12:13:58 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009, 12:44:23 PM »

Lord have mercy.
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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2009, 01:08:20 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2009, 12:41:33 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2009, 01:01:14 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2009, 04:26:28 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2009, 10:50:16 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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órë: noun \"heart"\ (inner mind),   laurëa: adjective \"golden, like gold"\ http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/quenya.htm

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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2009, 11:47:41 PM »
Mercy Lord!

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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2009, 12:02:07 AM »
Lord Have Mercy

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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2009, 12:32:09 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2009, 06:32:08 AM »
Mir Boziji!.....Lord Have Mercy!..........
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Re: For peace of Mind
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2009, 09:52:35 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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