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Prayers for Future
« on: September 05, 2009, 05:34:06 PM »
Your prayers are requested for me and my future ministry.  I will be ordained to the Holy Deaconate and Priesthood this coming October.  May the Holy Spirit indeed "complete what is lacking," which seems to be a tall order in my life (thankfully, the One Who "Are present everywhere and fills all things" would be the One Who can fill such a large order).  Please pray for my family, that the Lord strengthen them during the upcoming transition.  Thank you to those of you who have been friends (e-friends, or more personal) thus far in my life.

(If anyone wants, I can PM you details of when/where for the ordinations.)

*Note: this is not a farewell.
"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: Prayers for Future
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009, 05:44:08 PM »
Congratulations!

Lord have Mercy.

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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 07:33:22 AM »
Worthy! Aксіяс! Godzien! Άξιος!
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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 08:34:47 AM »
Congratulations, cleveland!! May God richly Bless you. You are in my prayers...

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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009, 12:40:38 PM »
Axios!
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009, 02:45:13 PM »
Axios! Lord have mercy and richly bless Cleveland!
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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2009, 04:27:05 PM »
AXIOS! Lord, have mercy! Cleveland, you are a wonderful person and a great friend. I am sure you will be a superb priest!
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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2009, 08:35:47 PM »
Axios! Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2009, 08:54:31 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2009, 05:39:31 AM »
Thanks for the mentioning, May mercy of Almighty upon every one.






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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2009, 03:14:14 PM »
AXIOS!  WORTHY!  AXIOS!

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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2009, 08:14:18 PM »
Congratulations! Lord have mercy.

AXIOS!
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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2009, 10:11:43 PM »
Worthy!  Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2009, 10:23:31 PM »
Congratulations!

Take pics of the ordination.  We want pics.  And a youtube video.   :)

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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2009, 01:43:49 AM »
Thank you all for your well-wishes and prayers!  They are greatly appreciated.
"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"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2009, 02:10:19 AM »
May God Bless you, your forthcoming priestly ministry, and your family.

P.S. From what I've read from you, it is not as tall of an order as you are indicating, but your indication shows a good sense of humility, which a priest who may be near death, recently told my spiritual father, is the characteristic most important for a priest to posses.
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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2009, 10:37:27 AM »

Congratulations, Cleveland!

What wonderful news!

May the Lord use you to strengthen His vineyard, even more than you already have!

God bless you!

Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2009, 10:56:23 AM »
Congratulations!

I will be ordained to the Holy Deaconate and Priesthood this coming October.

For how long will you serve as a Deacon before you're ordained to the holy Priesthood?

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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2009, 02:20:58 PM »
Congratulations!

I will be ordained to the Holy Deaconate and Priesthood this coming October.

For how long will you serve as a Deacon before you're ordained to the holy Priesthood?

Word from the Metropolitan is 1 day.  I'll be ordained a Deacon on a Saturday, Priest on a Sunday (1 here at my parish in Akron, 1 at my home parish in Cleveland).  It would not be my choice of interval, but I understand why he's doing it this way.
"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"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

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Re: Prayers for Future
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2009, 08:03:12 AM »
Aksios,,Axios....Worthy...Dostojan....Manny Years....
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.