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Introduction
« on: December 17, 2009, 06:30:46 AM »
Hi all.  I was referred here by Hesychios from CAF.  I just learned about 'The Great Orthodox Purge of 2007' that happened over there.  Wow, what a giant piece of drama... I really was surprised with the whole situation once it had sunk in.

Anyway, I actually just want to say that after a year as an inquirer at St. Maximum Orthodox Mission in Denton TX, I was accepted into the catechumenate this past Sunday the 13th.  Hopefully I can be baptized this Pascha.

Nice to see the survivors of 'The Second Great Schism' all congregating here. :)

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 06:32:20 AM »
Many years! Welcome!

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 07:26:15 AM »
Thanks.  ;)

Oh and by the way, here is a thread I posted at CAF almost a year ago when I was first starting to ask questions about Orthodoxy.  The fact that I thought Catholicism and Orthodoxy were the same thing shows my level of ignorance at the time.  :laugh:


Falling for an Orthodox girl


Earlier today, before I was aware of the ban on Orthodox discussion, I posted a thread for the purpose of announcing my becoming a catechumen.  As you can see, it didn't take long for someone to express their horror at having Orthodoxy rear its ugly head again at CAF and to denounce the Orthodox sacraments as worthless.


Falling for an Orthodox girl: revisited


By the time I realized that I had broken the cardinal rule, the damage was done.  :-X  To their credit, there were some nice folks there who replied to my thread, and maybe that means that things have lightened up a little.  Still, I wonder if that thread will be closed or deleted, or if I will be banned... not that it will matter a whole lot to me.  This place seems ok, and I found this place too, so there seems to be no lack of message boards where people can say the word 'Orthodox' without fear of reprisals. :)


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Re: Introduction
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 07:33:47 AM »
Here is the thread on this Forum about the Great CAF Purge of 2007 - one by one we bedraggled refugees from CAF scrambled aboard the OC.net lifeboat and looked around for old friends and mates who had survived the Purge.  Some were missing arms, others were eyeless, some were legless.....

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http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,13287.0.html


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Re: Introduction
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 11:02:37 AM »
Welcome to the forum, malfunkshun :)
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009, 11:31:03 AM »
Welcome and God bless you!

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009, 11:42:21 AM »
Welcome malfunkshun!
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009, 11:49:23 AM »


Welcome to the forum, malfunkshun!
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2009, 12:24:27 PM »
I remember your posts, but was unable to add my two cents:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,17805.0.html

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2009, 12:45:38 PM »
Welcome to the Convert Issues Forum Malfunkshun!

We hope that you will find the Convert Issues forum is to provide a a place on the OC.Net where you can ask your questions about the Orthodox Faith in a safe and supportive forum without retribution or recrimination. We strive to provide direct and simple answers with sources if possible, to help you on your journey.


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Re: Introduction
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2009, 01:11:15 PM »
Welcome to the forum.   :)

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2009, 01:44:10 PM »
Welcome!
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2009, 01:51:20 PM »
Welcome.
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2009, 02:16:16 PM »
Welcome  ;D
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2009, 05:46:48 PM »
Welcome!
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -- Douglas Adams

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2009, 12:33:25 AM »
Welcome!
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2009, 06:48:29 AM »
From one catechumen to another: 

HI and nice to meetcha!  ;D  I hope God blesses you on your journey and keeps you safe from all harm.

I was born and raised in the RC, and I checked out that thread you posted.  After what I learned in catechumen class yesterday, some of what was posted I was like  :o

These are great ppl here and I hope you enjoy yourself here . ;D  Hence 1,000 welcomes!
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2009, 12:58:13 AM »
Thanks for all the welcomes.  :)

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2009, 01:11:58 AM »
Malfunction Stephanie! Need input!  ;D

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