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Offline Theophilos78

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Something amazing happened last Sunday! The EP His All Holiness Bartholomew I came to visit my small Church in Izmir, Turkey for the first time in many years. That was an awesome experience for us. Our small church welcomed more than 300 faithful that day! Below is the link to the short and amateurish video clip I shot at the end of the divine liturgy. The faithful sing Xristos Anesti after the EP's blessing.

http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/theophilos/video/x94y8l_the-ep-visiting-my-church_lifestyle

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Re: EP visiting my church in Asia Minor for the first time in years
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009, 05:14:51 PM »
Awesome!  May the Lord Bless the Church in Turkey.  Many Years to his all holiness! 

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Re: EP visiting my church in Asia Minor for the first time in years
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009, 05:26:10 PM »
Awesome!  May the Lord Bless the Church in Turkey.  Many Years to his all holiness! 
Amen! Thanks for your prayers! :)
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Re: EP visiting my church in Asia Minor for the first time in years
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2009, 08:44:51 PM »
Awesome!  May the Lord Bless the Church in Turkey.  Many Years to his all holiness! 
Amen! Thanks for your prayers! :)


I would Guess theres no pews, or are there in your Church...Very nice Video... Axios. Aksios,Aксиос..........
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Re: EP visiting my church in Asia Minor for the first time in years
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009, 10:43:35 PM »

Something amazing happened last Sunday! The EP His All Holiness Bartholomew I came to visit my small Church in Izmir, Turkey for the first time in many years. That was an awesome experience for us. Our small church welcomed more than 300 faithful that day! Below is the link to the short and amateurish video clip I shot at the end of the divine liturgy. The faithful sing Xristos Anesti after the EP's blessing.

http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/theophilos/video/x94y8l_the-ep-visiting-my-church_lifestyle

Thank you for posting this video!
The Lord bless the Church in Izmir (Smyrna) and grant His All Holiness many years!
What a blessing to have an Orthodox Christian poster from Turkey on our forum!
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Re: EP visiting my church in Asia Minor for the first time in years
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 11:03:38 PM »

Something amazing happened last Sunday! The EP His All Holiness Bartholomew I came to visit my small Church in Izmir, Turkey for the first time in many years. That was an awesome experience for us. Our small church welcomed more than 300 faithful that day! Below is the link to the short and amateurish video clip I shot at the end of the divine liturgy. The faithful sing Xristos Anesti after the EP's blessing.

http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/theophilos/video/x94y8l_the-ep-visiting-my-church_lifestyle



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Re: EP visiting my church in Asia Minor for the first time in years
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009, 11:37:37 PM »
What a blessing to have an Orthodox Christian poster from Turkey on our forum!

Too bad we don't have the map function anymore...
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Re: EP visiting my church in Asia Minor for the first time in years
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2009, 11:46:45 PM »
Thank you for sharing!  The faithful in Turkey endure much hardship, and my prayers are with you.  What an honor to meet His All-Holiness the Oecumenical Patriarch!

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Re: EP visiting my church in Asia Minor for the first time in years
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 05:57:25 AM »

Thanks to everyone for these nice and encouraging messages and prayers.  :)

@stashko

Brate, we have pews in our church, but they are mostly occupied by old ladies or mothers with babies. Errrm, I should also confess that I go to Church early to get a seat. I do this not because standing is difficult for me, but because I need a place to put my Bible and other stuff (my camera, sun glasses, jacket, etc).  :D
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Re: EP visiting my church in Asia Minor for the first time in years
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2009, 08:02:02 AM »
What splendid news. Many years, my new friend.
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