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Forgiveness Thread
« on: February 16, 2009, 12:03:54 PM »
Dear Forum Participants and Moderators,

Please forgive me for allowing the forum to grow to such a high level of rancor the past three weeks.

In Christ,

Fr Anastasios
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 12:14:40 PM »
I was never offfended by you in any way, Father Anastasios.

On the other hand, I know that I offended you a number of times - especially in the "Shoe thread," and elsewhere. Please forgive me, a sinner. I am sorry.
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 12:54:09 PM »
Forgive this sinner Father, for the sake of Christ.
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 02:10:17 PM »
Please forgive me, the sinner, all my offenses, known and unknown. I had not been aware of the rancor to which you refer!
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2009, 02:40:46 PM »
I know that I have contributed more than my fair share to inflammatory remarks and personal attacks on people on this board.  I ask for forgiveness as well from you and from our Lord during this time of repentance.

Forgive me a sinner.

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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009, 02:50:01 PM »
I too have let my temper take hold of me.  Please forgive me, and may God forgive us all. 
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -- Douglas Adams

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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009, 02:52:02 PM »
Certainly there have been times on this board where I did not behave in either a charitable or prudent manner. Lord forgive me, a sinner and I also ask that all of my dear brothers and sisters in Christ here on OC.net forgive me.
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2009, 02:58:41 PM »

Please forgive me, a sinner.

Prayer Of St. Ephraim The Syrian
O Lord and Master of my life take from me the spirit of sloth faint-heartness, lust of power and idle talk. (Prostration)

But give rather the spirit of Chastity, Humility, Patience, And Love to Thy servant. (Prostration)

Yea, O Lord and King grant me to see my own errors and not judge my brother;

for Thou art Blessed unto the ages of ages. Amen. (Prostration)


Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2009, 03:07:04 PM »

Please forgive me, a sinner.

Prayer Of St. Ephraim The Syrian
O Lord and Master of my life take from me the spirit of sloth faint-heartness, lust of power and idle talk. (Prostration)

But give rather the spirit of Chastity, Humility, Patience, And Love to Thy servant. (Prostration)

Yea, O Lord and King grant me to see my own errors and not judge my brother;

for Thou art Blessed unto the ages of ages. Amen. (Prostration)



Perfect season for this prayer. This is one of my favorites.
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2009, 03:10:03 PM »
Dear Scamandrius,

"If we had a prostration icon, I'd post it here."

I also like the Icons of Prostrations that are well received. Moving foward these things are connected.



In Christ,

Matthew Panchisin

« Last Edit: February 16, 2009, 03:17:30 PM by MatthewPanchisin »

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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2009, 03:53:52 PM »
Forgive me all for my sins against you.

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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2009, 03:59:09 PM »
Forgive me for all my sins committed against you.
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2009, 04:02:42 PM »
Forgive me my brothers and sisters for any offenses I have committed against you.

Amen!

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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2009, 05:12:02 PM »
I've noticed that on various Orthodox forums similar disagreements appear when a lent lasts or it's coming soon. We are becoming temptated more harder by the Devil. We shouldn't allow him to take us over.

The Sunday of Forgiveness is coming so please forgive me the bad things I've done to you.

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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2009, 05:20:04 PM »
I've noticed that on various Orthodox forums similar disagreements appear when a lent lasts or it's coming soon.
We call this "The Purple Demons" or "The Snakes".
We even have a thread about them:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,7835.msg101866.html#msg101866
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2009, 05:29:21 PM »
I ask all to forgive me any offenses, manifest on the forum or in word or in thought, wrought against you.

"To those that hate us, and to those that love us, may God forgive both you and us."
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2009, 05:45:17 PM »
Please forgive me, my brothers and sisters, of any word or deed acted against you in anger, malice, spite, or any other evil. May God forgive us all.
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2009, 11:12:23 PM »
May the Lord forgive us all and may you all forgive me for all my offences against you.
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2009, 04:52:22 AM »
Brothers and sisters forgive me any offence I have given. 
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2009, 12:22:52 PM »
I was never offfended by you in any way, Father Anastasios.

On the other hand, I know that I offended you a number of times - especially in the "Shoe thread," and elsewhere. Please forgive me, a sinner. I am sorry.

I forgive you of course. I appreciate your views even when we disagree.
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2009, 12:37:55 PM »
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, forgive me for I have sinned.
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2009, 10:46:02 PM »
Lord forgive me! Brothers and sisters forgive me!
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2009, 12:15:28 AM »
If I have offended anyone by something I've done, or something I've not done, please forgive me.
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2009, 01:27:35 AM »
Благослови Господе! И Опрости Грешке Моје...Амин
Blagoslovi Gospode! I Oprosti Greske Moje....Amin
Bless Oh Lord! And Forgive My Mistakes.....Amen

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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2009, 04:30:44 AM »
I confess to God Almighty, to Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, to Blessed Michael the Archangel, to Blessed John the Baptist, to the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to my Patron Saint Lazarus, and to you my brethren that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed, by my fault, by my own fault, by mine own most grevious fault.  Wherefore I beg Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, Blessed Michael the Archangel, Blessed John the Baptist, the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul,  my patron Saint Lazarus, all the saints, and you my brethren, to pray for me to the Lord Our God.
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« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2009, 10:59:05 AM »
I confess to God Almighty, to Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, to Blessed Michael the Archangel, to Blessed John the Baptist, to the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to my Patron Saint Lazarus, and to you my brethren that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed, by my fault, by my own fault, by mine own most grevious fault.  Wherefore I beg Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, Blessed Michael the Archangel, Blessed John the Baptist, the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul,  my patron Saint Lazarus, all the saints, and you my brethren, to pray for me to the Lord Our God.
Ok, I think I like this prayer eve better.  ;D
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2009, 02:47:00 PM »
Because I have offended you, please forgive me.
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2009, 08:28:42 PM »


Have mercy on us o Lord, have mercy on us, for we are empty of all defence. As sinners, we offer this supplication to You: O Master have mercy on us!

Lord, have mercy on us, for in You we have put our trust. Be not exceedingly angry with us, nor remember our many iniquities, but look upon us now as the Compassionate One and deliver us from our enemies. For you are our God, and we are your people. We are all the work of Your Hands, and upon Your Name we have now called.


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« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2009, 10:01:11 PM »
Amen!
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Re: Forgiveness Thread
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2009, 10:16:37 PM »
Please forgive me any offences, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

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« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2009, 07:07:08 PM »
God forgives!