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Offline Shlomlokh

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Just became a catechumen!
« on: May 18, 2009, 01:09:11 PM »
Christ is risen!

Hello all. I wanted to let you all know that I became a catechumen yesterday at the DL. I'm overjoyed and prayerfully excited for the future. Thanks to all who have been praying for me and I ask that you all continue to pray for me and all the catechumens of the Orthodox Church. ;D

In Christ,
Andrew
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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 01:13:04 PM »
Wonderful news, Andrew. How well I remember that exciting period in my life. May the Lord continue to bless and lead you into His Church.
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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 01:21:43 PM »
God grant you many years.
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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 01:22:08 PM »
Wonderful news.  May the Lord enlighten you, guide you, protect you, and strengthen you, in His mercy and Love for mankind!
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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 02:06:18 PM »
Congratulations!

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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009, 02:34:40 PM »
Many Years! Congratulations!
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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2009, 02:50:30 PM »
 Достојан, Аксиос, Worthy...Congrats....

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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2009, 02:57:30 PM »
Congratulations Catechumen Andrew! Many Years!

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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2009, 04:09:42 PM »
Many years!
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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009, 05:28:25 PM »
Christ is risen!

Hello all. I wanted to let you all know that I became a catechumen yesterday at the DL. I'm overjoyed and prayerfully excited for the future. Thanks to all who have been praying for me and I ask that you all continue to pray for me and all the catechumens of the Orthodox Church. ;D

In Christ,
Andrew

Many Years!

Interesting, I was just wondering about you yesterday.
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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2009, 07:29:12 PM »
Many years!
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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2009, 08:44:30 PM »
Congratulations! Many years!

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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2009, 09:32:42 PM »
Andrew,

Congratulations to you and many years!

During your catechumenate, please feel free to bring up your experiences on the board (as much as you feel comfortable, of course) and ask questions.  Of course, we are not substitute teachers for your priest, the Scriptures, the Liturgy.  Good luck with your journey. I pray that it is productive and ultimately brings  you closer to our Lord and God in the fullness of the faith.
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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2009, 01:38:53 AM »
Congratulations! Many years!
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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2009, 12:38:02 PM »
May God be with you on your journey.
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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2009, 03:18:38 PM »
May God be with you, and always draw you near to him through his mysteries.
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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2009, 07:42:30 PM »
That is wonderful news Andrew! Please keep updating us on how your journey is going. I love reading the new points of view of a convert. It makes everything familiar new and fresh again.

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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2009, 08:22:41 PM »
Many Years!
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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2009, 01:41:05 PM »
May God Bring you ever closer to him in his holy mystries good luck



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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2009, 04:06:12 PM »
Congrats!

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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2009, 05:21:02 PM »
Praise God!

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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2009, 08:22:01 PM »
God be with you Andrew!

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Re: Just became a catechumen!
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2009, 12:45:02 PM »
Many years!
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