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Offline Frank J

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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2018, 09:39:05 AM »
Hello my friends,

I use to RC at one time but I converted back in January 7, 2001 it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I found Pease of mine and heart in the One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church which can only be found in the Orthodox Christian Church. No matter how much the Devil tries to destroy the Church, he can never destroy it's faith and mission of bringing the faith in Jesus Christ to the whole world.

I found the One true faith in the Holy Orthodox Catholic Church founded by our LORD.

AMEN TO THAT

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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2018, 09:50:13 AM »
Hello again,

The Orthodox Christian Church has a deep impact on my life as a Christian, it has truly changed my life in many ways. My family is Italian many from Southern Italy and I found out that at one time that of the world a strong hold of the Orthodox Christian faith. Joining the Orthodox Christian Church is like I've come home to right faith.

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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2018, 10:43:01 AM »
well, come home! ;)
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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2018, 10:45:44 AM »
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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #49 on: June 19, 2018, 12:25:24 PM »
Hello my friend's

Thank you for your warm greetings it's good to be home in the Orthodox Christian Church. My family is Italian like I said,  my mother must have been eastern rite Christian faith because of the traditions that she would teach me like putting my first three fingers together and folding my last when making the sign of the cross. Her family came from Sicily and that part of Italy had a very strong Orthodox Christian past. My father's family is from Southern Italy from Avello area. When I started to see about the Orthodox Christian faith I was deeply moved by the Orthodox Christian Church faith.  When I started to learn more about my culture and see that Orthodox Christianity was in that of Italy then I began to understand that it was part of Italy history and culture.  I'm deeply happy to have found my faith in the Holy Orthodox Catholic Church founded by our LORD.

God bless you my brother's and sister's.

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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2018, 12:28:14 PM »
God bless you too orthodox brother!
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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2018, 08:01:16 PM »
Keep me in your prayers everyone.  I plan on meeting with an Orthodox priest as well as a Catholic priest.

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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2018, 12:09:54 AM »
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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #53 on: June 20, 2018, 11:48:22 AM »
Gospodi Pomului!
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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #54 on: July 24, 2018, 03:24:47 PM »
The discernment is very very very simple.
Did you build a Universe? No
Did the people that teach you build a Universe? No.
Somebody that build a Universe in which you are was asked if Catholic or Orthodox are better Church and showed Eastern Orthodox  to be better.
If you or people that teach you have anything to say against somebody that build a Universe, please build a Universe first so we know you know what you are saying.
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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2018, 03:38:23 PM »
may the ancient wisdom guide you
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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #56 on: July 26, 2018, 10:25:13 AM »
The discernment is very very very simple.
Did you build a Universe? No
Did the people that teach you build a Universe? No.
Somebody that build a Universe in which you are was asked if Catholic or Orthodox are better Church and showed Eastern Orthodox  to be better.
If you or people that teach you have anything to say against somebody that build a Universe, please build a Universe first so we know you know what you are saying.

What if that Creator of the Universe was asked and showed the Catholic Church to be better?

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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #57 on: July 26, 2018, 09:01:21 PM »
protip: he won't
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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #58 on: July 26, 2018, 10:52:11 PM »
protip: he won't

How would you convince someone of that who sincerely believes it is what God is telling him?  Either you're wrong or he is.

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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #59 on: July 27, 2018, 12:29:43 AM »
I'm often wrong, the Orthodox Church is not. I cannot convince anyone even that the Earth is a globe, let alone of mysteries.
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Re: Catholic drawn to Orthodoxy for years (close to conversion)
« Reply #60 on: August 02, 2018, 11:52:28 AM »
Hello my friend's

Thank you for your warm greetings it's good to be home in the Orthodox Christian Church. My family is Italian like I said,  my mother must have been eastern rite Christian faith because of the traditions that she would teach me like putting my first three fingers together and folding my last when making the sign of the cross. Her family came from Sicily and that part of Italy had a very strong Orthodox Christian past. My father's family is from Southern Italy from Avello area. When I started to see about the Orthodox Christian faith I was deeply moved by the Orthodox Christian Church faith.  When I started to learn more about my culture and see that Orthodox Christianity was in that of Italy then I began to understand that it was part of Italy history and culture.  I'm deeply happy to have found my faith in the Holy Orthodox Catholic Church founded by our LORD.

God bless you my brother's and sister's.



Your story sounds pretty similar to mine. My family were Sicilian Catholics as well, however, they all fell away after VII. I converted to Orthodoxy from Catholicism and it has been interesting seeing the history of Sicily, the Greek occupation and the later Byzantine/Orthodox influences. I do agree, i think eventually/hopefully Italy will come to Orthodoxy