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Patristics 201 Exam: Please Pray
« on: December 10, 2003, 02:24:28 PM »
Friends,

I am about to take my Patristics 201 exam at 2 pm.  It will be very difficult for me, so I entreat your prayers that I might receive a "B" grade on the exam (or an A- if the Lord is feeling merciful)!

Thanks a bunch,

Your friend in Christ,

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Re:Patristics 201 Exam: Please Pray
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2003, 03:29:21 PM »
oooooooooooooooooooooh - she's right you know :D

Prayers.

Hope all goes well
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Re:Patristics 201 Exam: Please Pray
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2003, 05:21:35 PM »
Many unworthy prayers for you.

May God bless your efforts

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Re:Patristics 201 Exam: Please Pray
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2003, 05:29:59 PM »
I don't know if this is acceptable in Orthodox practice, but I ALWAYS went and got a blessing from my superior or a priest - etc - before taking tests. :D ALWAYS helped.

I pray the Lord gives you total recall of all you have learned.

Pax

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Re:Patristics 201 Exam: Please Pray
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2003, 06:17:24 PM »
vicki: so ask the preist giving the test to give the blessing also :)  I doesn't hurt to get as much help as possible!!  Blessing and the intercessions of a patron saint . . . as well as the prayers of your brothers and sisters . . . .
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2003, 06:20:46 PM »
and the spawn of lucifer . . . .
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Re:Patristics 201 Exam: Please Pray
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2003, 07:06:48 PM »
Anastasios

It's after 2pm.  How do you think you did?  I got through Patristics at seminary by just keeping writing that "While this particular father felt this way he , in the end, deferred to the Pope".

Well on second thought that might not work at St Vlad's.

Hope you did well.
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Re:Patristics 201 Exam: Please Pray
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2003, 08:45:46 PM »
Thanks for all your prayers! I wrote for about 90 min, felt comfortable, and handed in the exam. It was two questions, one about "can it be said that canonical Christianity was established in the late second century?" referring to the array of sects vying for the title "The Orthodox" and the other was a question about St Justin Martyr's theory of the logos spermatikos.  Actually these are the two I chose, as there were options which I greatly appreciated.

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Re:Patristics 201 Exam: Please Pray
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2003, 10:40:44 PM »
Hey guys thanks to your prayers I got an A on that exam!

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Re:Patristics 201 Exam: Please Pray
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2003, 10:50:21 AM »
Who canonised him?  Just the other day he was declared an Apostate.  :P

Congrats, Dustin!
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2003, 11:10:06 AM »
Which one ?? :D
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