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Offline Firiel

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Entering the Church on Lazarus Saturday!
« on: April 07, 2009, 10:33:01 PM »
Hello all! Two and a half years ago, I posted this thread to the forum:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,9633.0.html

I am now proud to say that my parents have allowed me to convert to Orthodoxy (at age 17) and that I'm being baptised and chrismated this Saturday. I'm incredibly excited to finally be entering the Church that I've been waiting three years to be an official member of. My friend who took me to church, of whom I spoke in the previous thread (read the first post, it's short ;)), is my sponsor.

I'd like to thank everyone on this forum who advised me previously and gave me their opinions which helped me stay faithful to Christ.

God Bless!

P.S., I haven't gotten cold feet yet, pray I can keep it that way!  :laugh:
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

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Re: Entering the Church on Lazarus Saturday!
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 10:43:24 PM »
Many Years!
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Re: Entering the Church on Lazarus Saturday!
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 10:57:15 PM »
Many years of the Lord's blessings be upon you!
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
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Re: Entering the Church on Lazarus Saturday!
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 11:44:28 PM »
Many years!
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Re: Entering the Church on Lazarus Saturday!
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 12:06:15 AM »
Many years! Congratulations! Glory to God!

Also, I would like to express my admiration by the actions of your friend.

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Re: Entering the Church on Lazarus Saturday!
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 12:10:22 AM »
May the Blessings of the Lord be upon you.

Amen!

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Re: Entering the Church on Lazarus Saturday!
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009, 12:51:59 AM »
Many years to you! My family was brought in Lazarus Saturday last year.

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Re: Entering the Church on Lazarus Saturday!
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2009, 01:10:51 AM »
Axios ,Dostojan ,Worthy,Достојан...
Многаја Љета И Многе Године.....
Many Summer's And Many Year's......
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: Entering the Church on Lazarus Saturday!
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2009, 01:24:14 AM »
Many years to you! My family was brought in Lazarus Saturday last year.

May the Blessings of the Lord be upon all of you.

Amen!

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Re: Entering the Church on Lazarus Saturday!
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2009, 09:05:27 AM »
Welcome Home!

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Re: Entering the Church on Lazarus Saturday!
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2009, 04:14:19 PM »
AXIOS!  Many years!  Welcom home!  And good luck! :)
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Re: Entering the Church on Lazarus Saturday!
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2009, 04:28:22 PM »
Many Years, Firiel!
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Re: Entering the Church on Lazarus Saturday!
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2009, 11:57:25 AM »
Thanks so much for your well wishes! I really appreciate such an open welcome into the Church. :)
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.