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« on: September 30, 2010, 12:14:32 PM »

Due to recent unexpected issues of a very personal and spiritual nature, I have departed from the the Orthodox faith. This will also be my last post on OC.net. Be it known, I didn't come to or make this decision lightly, but only after much thought, many tears, and prayer. I want to thank all of the the members of OC.net for their prayers and support over the years. It is much appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010, 12:18:29 PM »

I am very sorry to heart that. I know you have considered it deeply, but could it be that you could give us a chance of dialoguing with the reasons you have found for this decision?

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 12:29:05 PM »

Lord have mercy and bring you back!
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 12:29:41 PM »

Praying that you will reconsider your decision to depart from the Orthodox Church. Prayers anyway. Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010, 02:02:00 PM »

May the Lord always be with you in your future endeavors.

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010, 02:04:16 PM »

I'm not sure if you'll see this, but I wish you well. Also, I like your name. If you're going to have "frog" in your username, you might as well be a traditional one, am I right?  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2010, 02:25:34 PM »

May God be with you.
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2010, 11:06:06 AM »

I'm very sorry that you've been going through some difficult spiritual and personal problems. Even if you're leaving Orthodoxy, you need not leave the forum. Though I can understand why you feel that is most appropriate. May God guide you on whatever path you feel you must take.

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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2010, 02:13:10 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2010, 04:47:44 PM »

I am sorry. May the Lord help you always.  angel
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2010, 05:15:37 PM »

Isn't he the serbian thats under the Bulgarian Patriarch.  ???Or am i confusing him with someone else...
If he's a Serb how does one abandon Holy Orthodoxy...Tell us your story if you don't mind .....
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2010, 02:32:22 PM »

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during this time of trial for myself. It has been much appreciated. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to remain in the saving fold of Holy Orthodoxy. It hasn't been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. In 1389 my ancestors fought and died to defend the Orthodox Faith on the field of Kosovo. They spilt their blood, and now intercede before Christ's throne on my behalf, and that of all Orthodox. They didn't give up when things were rough, even when all appeared lost. For the defeat of the Serbian People was their greatest victory, a victory no enemy of Christ could ever take away!

When Prince Lazar was on Kosovo Field, the Theotokos sent message to him by the Prophet Elijah. It read: "What kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose a heavenly kingdom? Shall I choose an earthly kingdom? If I choose an earthly kingdom, an earthly kingdom lasts only a little time, but a heavenly kingdom will last for eternity and its centuries."

May God give me strength to persever in the Holy Orthodox faith!

Sv Lazar and all the martyrs of Kosovo, pray to God for us!
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2010, 02:42:03 PM »

Велики Мученик Свети Царе Лазар Молисе Богу За Нас.....Great News Welcome Back....Коло Коло Коло...






I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during this time of trial for myself. It has been much appreciated. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to remain in the saving fold of Holy Orthodoxy. It hasn't been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. In 1389 my ancestors fought and died to defend the Orthodox Faith on the field of Kosovo. They spilt their blood, and now intercede before Christ's throne on my behalf, and that of all Orthodox. They didn't give up when things were rough, even when all appeared lost. For the defeat of the Serbian People was their greatest victory, a victory no enemy of Christ could ever take away!

When Prince Lazar was on Kosovo Field, the Theotokos sent message to him by the Prophet Elijah. It read: "What kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose a heavenly kingdom? Shall I choose an earthly kingdom? If I choose an earthly kingdom, an earthly kingdom lasts only a little time, but a heavenly kingdom will last for eternity and its centuries."

May God give me strength to persever in the Holy Orthodox faith!

Sv Lazar and all the martyrs of Kosovo, pray to God for us!
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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2010, 02:57:35 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2010, 03:16:55 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2010, 03:30:05 PM »

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during this time of trial for myself. It has been much appreciated. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to remain in the saving fold of Holy Orthodoxy. It hasn't been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. In 1389 my ancestors fought and died to defend the Orthodox Faith on the field of Kosovo. They spilt their blood, and now intercede before Christ's throne on my behalf, and that of all Orthodox. They didn't give up when things were rough, even when all appeared lost. For the defeat of the Serbian People was their greatest victory, a victory no enemy of Christ could ever take away!

When Prince Lazar was on Kosovo Field, the Theotokos sent message to him by the Prophet Elijah. It read: "What kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose a heavenly kingdom? Shall I choose an earthly kingdom? If I choose an earthly kingdom, an earthly kingdom lasts only a little time, but a heavenly kingdom will last for eternity and its centuries."

May God give me strength to persever in the Holy Orthodox faith!

Sv Lazar and all the martyrs of Kosovo, pray to God for us!

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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2010, 08:44:33 PM »

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during this time of trial for myself. It has been much appreciated. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to remain in the saving fold of Holy Orthodoxy. It hasn't been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. In 1389 my ancestors fought and died to defend the Orthodox Faith on the field of Kosovo. They spilt their blood, and now intercede before Christ's throne on my behalf, and that of all Orthodox. They didn't give up when things were rough, even when all appeared lost. For the defeat of the Serbian People was their greatest victory, a victory no enemy of Christ could ever take away!

When Prince Lazar was on Kosovo Field, the Theotokos sent message to him by the Prophet Elijah. It read: "What kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose a heavenly kingdom? Shall I choose an earthly kingdom? If I choose an earthly kingdom, an earthly kingdom lasts only a little time, but a heavenly kingdom will last for eternity and its centuries."

May God give me strength to persever in the Holy Orthodox faith!

Sv Lazar and all the martyrs of Kosovo, pray to God for us!

You..... decided to leave your church three days ago and then decided in favor of the contrary only three days later?
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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2010, 09:47:44 PM »

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during this time of trial for myself. It has been much appreciated. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to remain in the saving fold of Holy Orthodoxy. It hasn't been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. In 1389 my ancestors fought and died to defend the Orthodox Faith on the field of Kosovo. They spilt their blood, and now intercede before Christ's throne on my behalf, and that of all Orthodox. They didn't give up when things were rough, even when all appeared lost. For the defeat of the Serbian People was their greatest victory, a victory no enemy of Christ could ever take away!

When Prince Lazar was on Kosovo Field, the Theotokos sent message to him by the Prophet Elijah. It read: "What kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose a heavenly kingdom? Shall I choose an earthly kingdom? If I choose an earthly kingdom, an earthly kingdom lasts only a little time, but a heavenly kingdom will last for eternity and its centuries."

May God give me strength to persever in the Holy Orthodox faith!

Sv Lazar and all the martyrs of Kosovo, pray to God for us!

You..... decided to leave your church three days ago and then decided in favor of the contrary only three days later?
It might surprise you that human beings are not perfect.
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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2010, 09:58:36 PM »

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during this time of trial for myself. It has been much appreciated. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to remain in the saving fold of Holy Orthodoxy. It hasn't been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. In 1389 my ancestors fought and died to defend the Orthodox Faith on the field of Kosovo. They spilt their blood, and now intercede before Christ's throne on my behalf, and that of all Orthodox. They didn't give up when things were rough, even when all appeared lost. For the defeat of the Serbian People was their greatest victory, a victory no enemy of Christ could ever take away!

When Prince Lazar was on Kosovo Field, the Theotokos sent message to him by the Prophet Elijah. It read: "What kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose a heavenly kingdom? Shall I choose an earthly kingdom? If I choose an earthly kingdom, an earthly kingdom lasts only a little time, but a heavenly kingdom will last for eternity and its centuries."

May God give me strength to persever in the Holy Orthodox faith!

Sv Lazar and all the martyrs of Kosovo, pray to God for us!

You..... decided to leave your church three days ago and then decided in favor of the contrary only three days later?
It might surprise you that human beings are not perfect.

Well, yes, of course I know that. 3 days just seems rather extreme.
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2010, 11:15:19 PM »

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during this time of trial for myself. It has been much appreciated. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to remain in the saving fold of Holy Orthodoxy. It hasn't been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. In 1389 my ancestors fought and died to defend the Orthodox Faith on the field of Kosovo. They spilt their blood, and now intercede before Christ's throne on my behalf, and that of all Orthodox. They didn't give up when things were rough, even when all appeared lost. For the defeat of the Serbian People was their greatest victory, a victory no enemy of Christ could ever take away!

When Prince Lazar was on Kosovo Field, the Theotokos sent message to him by the Prophet Elijah. It read: "What kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose a heavenly kingdom? Shall I choose an earthly kingdom? If I choose an earthly kingdom, an earthly kingdom lasts only a little time, but a heavenly kingdom will last for eternity and its centuries."

May God give me strength to persever in the Holy Orthodox faith!

Sv Lazar and all the martyrs of Kosovo, pray to God for us!

You..... decided to leave your church three days ago and then decided in favor of the contrary only three days later?
It might surprise you that human beings are not perfect.

Well, yes, of course I know that. 3 days just seems rather extreme.
Well, since people are not computers, why the surprise?
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« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2010, 11:23:00 PM »

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during this time of trial for myself. It has been much appreciated. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to remain in the saving fold of Holy Orthodoxy. It hasn't been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. In 1389 my ancestors fought and died to defend the Orthodox Faith on the field of Kosovo. They spilt their blood, and now intercede before Christ's throne on my behalf, and that of all Orthodox. They didn't give up when things were rough, even when all appeared lost. For the defeat of the Serbian People was their greatest victory, a victory no enemy of Christ could ever take away!

When Prince Lazar was on Kosovo Field, the Theotokos sent message to him by the Prophet Elijah. It read: "What kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose a heavenly kingdom? Shall I choose an earthly kingdom? If I choose an earthly kingdom, an earthly kingdom lasts only a little time, but a heavenly kingdom will last for eternity and its centuries."

May God give me strength to persever in the Holy Orthodox faith!

Sv Lazar and all the martyrs of Kosovo, pray to God for us!
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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2010, 11:32:38 PM »

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during this time of trial for myself. It has been much appreciated. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to remain in the saving fold of Holy Orthodoxy. It hasn't been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. In 1389 my ancestors fought and died to defend the Orthodox Faith on the field of Kosovo. They spilt their blood, and now intercede before Christ's throne on my behalf, and that of all Orthodox. They didn't give up when things were rough, even when all appeared lost. For the defeat of the Serbian People was their greatest victory, a victory no enemy of Christ could ever take away!

When Prince Lazar was on Kosovo Field, the Theotokos sent message to him by the Prophet Elijah. It read: "What kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose a heavenly kingdom? Shall I choose an earthly kingdom? If I choose an earthly kingdom, an earthly kingdom lasts only a little time, but a heavenly kingdom will last for eternity and its centuries."

May God give me strength to persever in the Holy Orthodox faith!

Sv Lazar and all the martyrs of Kosovo, pray to God for us!

You..... decided to leave your church three days ago and then decided in favor of the contrary only three days later?
It might surprise you that human beings are not perfect.

Well, yes, of course I know that. 3 days just seems rather extreme.
Well, since people are not computers, why the surprise?
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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2010, 11:37:35 PM »

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during this time of trial for myself. It has been much appreciated. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to remain in the saving fold of Holy Orthodoxy. It hasn't been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. In 1389 my ancestors fought and died to defend the Orthodox Faith on the field of Kosovo. They spilt their blood, and now intercede before Christ's throne on my behalf, and that of all Orthodox. They didn't give up when things were rough, even when all appeared lost. For the defeat of the Serbian People was their greatest victory, a victory no enemy of Christ could ever take away!

When Prince Lazar was on Kosovo Field, the Theotokos sent message to him by the Prophet Elijah. It read: "What kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose a heavenly kingdom? Shall I choose an earthly kingdom? If I choose an earthly kingdom, an earthly kingdom lasts only a little time, but a heavenly kingdom will last for eternity and its centuries."

May God give me strength to persever in the Holy Orthodox faith!

Sv Lazar and all the martyrs of Kosovo, pray to God for us!

God be with you, my brother.  Kossovo was, is, and always will be Serbian.   If not in this imperfect world, then her people will be in the next!
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« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2010, 01:16:09 AM »

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I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during this time of trial for myself. It has been much appreciated. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to remain in the saving fold of Holy Orthodoxy. It hasn't been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. In 1389 my ancestors fought and died to defend the Orthodox Faith on the field of Kosovo. They spilt their blood, and now intercede before Christ's throne on my behalf, and that of all Orthodox. They didn't give up when things were rough, even when all appeared lost. For the defeat of the Serbian People was their greatest victory, a victory no enemy of Christ could ever take away!

When Prince Lazar was on Kosovo Field, the Theotokos sent message to him by the Prophet Elijah. It read: "What kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose a heavenly kingdom? Shall I choose an earthly kingdom? If I choose an earthly kingdom, an earthly kingdom lasts only a little time, but a heavenly kingdom will last for eternity and its centuries."

May God give me strength to persever in the Holy Orthodox faith!

Sv Lazar and all the martyrs of Kosovo, pray to God for us!

You..... decided to leave your church three days ago and then decided in favor of the contrary only three days later?
It might surprise you that human beings are not perfect.

Well, yes, of course I know that. 3 days just seems rather extreme.

In three days, St. Peter went from denying Christ to being willing to die for his sake. 

In any case, may the Lord guide your steps, TraditionalFrog, and have mercy!
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Many Years!

I am so happy to hear of your decision to remain Orthodox!

Glory be to God!

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Well, yes, of course I know that. 3 days just seems rather extreme.

Three days Jonah was in the belly of the whale.  Three days Christ lay in the tomb.  Three days for our brother to return to us!  To God be the Glory, Amen!

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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2010, 11:29:26 AM »

Slava Bogu! God be with you, brother!
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I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during this time of trial for myself. It has been much appreciated. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to remain in the saving fold of Holy Orthodoxy. It hasn't been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. In 1389 my ancestors fought and died to defend the Orthodox Faith on the field of Kosovo. They spilt their blood, and now intercede before Christ's throne on my behalf, and that of all Orthodox. They didn't give up when things were rough, even when all appeared lost. For the defeat of the Serbian People was their greatest victory, a victory no enemy of Christ could ever take away!

When Prince Lazar was on Kosovo Field, the Theotokos sent message to him by the Prophet Elijah. It read: "What kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose a heavenly kingdom? Shall I choose an earthly kingdom? If I choose an earthly kingdom, an earthly kingdom lasts only a little time, but a heavenly kingdom will last for eternity and its centuries."

May God give me strength to persever in the Holy Orthodox faith!

Sv Lazar and all the martyrs of Kosovo, pray to God for us!

You..... decided to leave your church three days ago and then decided in favor of the contrary only three days later?
It might surprise you that human beings are not perfect.

Well, yes, of course I know that. 3 days just seems rather extreme.
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« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2010, 12:53:18 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2010, 01:34:51 AM »

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during this time of trial for myself. It has been much appreciated. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to remain in the saving fold of Holy Orthodoxy. It hasn't been an easy decision, but it is the right decision. In 1389 my ancestors fought and died to defend the Orthodox Faith on the field of Kosovo. They spilt their blood, and now intercede before Christ's throne on my behalf, and that of all Orthodox. They didn't give up when things were rough, even when all appeared lost. For the defeat of the Serbian People was their greatest victory, a victory no enemy of Christ could ever take away!

When Prince Lazar was on Kosovo Field, the Theotokos sent message to him by the Prophet Elijah. It read: "What kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose a heavenly kingdom? Shall I choose an earthly kingdom? If I choose an earthly kingdom, an earthly kingdom lasts only a little time, but a heavenly kingdom will last for eternity and its centuries."

May God give me strength to persever in the Holy Orthodox faith!

Sv Lazar and all the martyrs of Kosovo, pray to God for us!

You..... decided to leave your church three days ago and then decided in favor of the contrary only three days later?
It might surprise you that human beings are not perfect.

Well, yes, of course I know that. 3 days just seems rather extreme.
C'mon, DVE, don't be so hard on the man. We should be rejoicing in his return to the sheepfold rather than criticizing him for his behavior.
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« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2010, 01:48:21 AM »

I'm really not trying to be all that critical. I don't want to be contemptuous at all. I just wanted to present it as something for the OP to think over.
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