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Offline Fr. David

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Seminary
« on: June 30, 2009, 11:01:59 PM »
My dear friends, I have an announcement...

My family and I will, by God's grace, be packing up as much of our things as we can fit into a small, New York apartment and, in the very near future, be moving to Crestwood, New York to begin studies at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary -- classes will begin on August 31, 2009. This is a tremendous leap of faith for us, as money will be tight, relationships tested, and faith stretched for the next three years and, most likely, far beyond. Prayers are extremely coveted right now, more than anything else. If you would like to support the seminary in general or me in particular, please let me know.

So it begins. May it be blessed. Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2009, 11:14:07 PM »
May The Lord Bless You and Your Family..If you Decide to become a orthodox Priest in the future ,,You would make a Great Priest
and Orthodoxy would be that much wealthier....God Bless...
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: Seminary
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2009, 11:50:44 PM »
My dear friends, I have an announcement...

My family and I will, by God's grace, be packing up as much of our things as we can fit into a small, New York apartment and, in the very near future, be moving to Crestwood, New York to begin studies at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary -- classes will begin on August 31, 2009. This is a tremendous leap of faith for us, as money will be tight, relationships tested, and faith stretched for the next three years and, most likely, far beyond. Prayers are extremely coveted right now, more than anything else. If you would like to support the seminary in general or me in particular, please let me know.

So it begins. May it be blessed. Lord, have mercy.

I'll pray for you. 

Buena suerte! 
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 12:34:31 AM »
Lord have mercy!

Good luck to you and your family.
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 12:55:25 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 07:15:35 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 08:18:20 AM »
Wow, Crestwood, St. Vladimir... CONGRATULATIONS! Many Yers, DavidBryan! Glory to God for all things!
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 08:28:04 AM »
Prayers for you and your family.

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Re: Seminary
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 09:59:28 AM »

Lord, have mercy!

May the experience enlighten you, bring your family even closer and be rewarding in all ways!

Congratulations!



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Re: Seminary
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 05:37:07 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Seminary
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2009, 11:05:38 AM »
Lord have mercy! God be with you.
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2009, 07:20:14 AM »
Wow - that is a BIG move!!! Prayers for your move, fiances, and your family- keep us informed how you are going - what exactly are you studying, and what is the ultimate goal? (Pardon my ignorance).
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2009, 08:17:33 AM »
Senor Ten Piedad!

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Re: Seminary
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2009, 10:19:28 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

Congratulations!
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2009, 02:09:07 PM »
Lord have Mercy.

Best wishes.   :)

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Re: Seminary
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2009, 07:26:25 PM »
May the Lord Bless and Guide you and your family and may he grant you many years !! ;D
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2009, 07:59:18 PM »
My dear friends, I have an announcement...

My family and I will, by God's grace, be packing up as much of our things as we can fit into a small, New York apartment and, in the very near future, be moving to Crestwood, New York to begin studies at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary -- classes will begin on August 31, 2009. This is a tremendous leap of faith for us, as money will be tight, relationships tested, and faith stretched for the next three years and, most likely, far beyond. Prayers are extremely coveted right now, more than anything else. If you would like to support the seminary in general or me in particular, please let me know.

So it begins. May it be blessed. Lord, have mercy.

Maybe some parishes would be willing to help support you and help pay expenses.  A former member of my parish attended St. Herman's in Alaska (his wife is native Alaskan--he is Northern Cheyenne) and he will be staying in Alaska to serve.  He was supported by our parish and St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington D.C.  He was just ordained into the priesthood on March 17th, and St. Nicholas Cathedral bought him his vestments.  Our parish sent money to help, plus we would buy clothes for their 3 boys at least twice during the year. 

May God bless you.  You'll be in our prayers. 

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Re: Seminary
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2009, 08:45:56 PM »
David:

We're looking forward to having you here at Crestwood...while none of us are rich by any means, be it known that the Lord truly does provide for those whom He calls.  We all have hard days here, but we've never lacked any basic necessities.  Have faith, brother, and if your faith waivers (as does all of ours from time to time), know that you will be supported by the faith of the seminary community.

God bless you, brother.  You're in for a big change, but a blessed one.  May it be blessed.
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2009, 11:22:23 PM »
Lord, have mercy! So happy to hear your news, DavidBryan! May God help you and provide all your needs and more!!
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2009, 12:00:03 AM »
Wonderful news, brother!  May it be blessed.
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2009, 12:37:11 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Seminary
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2009, 11:27:21 AM »
Lord, have mercy, and may He bless your studies with enlightenment, wisdom, and understanding.
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