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I was chrismated today.
« on: November 14, 2010, 10:54:02 PM »
This morning at 10 am, I was received into the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Orthodox Church.  Both of my sons, my youngest son's wife, my first grandson and my husband were there (first Liturgy experienced by them all).  It was an absolutely beautiful and blessed day!!!  One I will be forever thankful for and will always remember.

I AM HOME.

Blessed be His Name forever and ever and unto ages of ages! 
In His Mercy,
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 10:56:09 PM »
Congratulations! Many years!

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 10:58:23 PM »
Many years!
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 11:06:32 PM »
Glory to God! Many years!   :angel:  :-*
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010, 11:18:31 PM »
Congratulations!  Many years!  :angel:
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2010, 11:41:21 PM »
Many years!
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2010, 11:48:05 PM »
Many years!
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 12:16:03 AM »
This morning at 10 am, I was received into the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Orthodox Church.  Both of my sons, my youngest son's wife, my first grandson and my husband were there (first Liturgy experienced by them all).  It was an absolutely beautiful and blessed day!!!  One I will be forever thankful for and will always remember.

I AM HOME.

Blessed be His Name forever and ever and unto ages of ages! 

Congratulations!  Welcome Home.

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 12:47:05 AM »
Congratulations and well done!

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 12:53:33 AM »
Welcome home!

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2010, 01:25:53 AM »
Many Years!

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2010, 01:27:13 AM »
Congratulations and Many Years!!

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2010, 02:15:19 AM »
Congrats!
Christ is risen!
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2010, 02:40:33 AM »
May God Grant you Many Years!
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2010, 03:44:49 AM »
Many years! :)

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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2010, 04:05:57 AM »
Many years!

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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2010, 08:20:04 AM »
Many Many Years!!! ;D
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2010, 08:31:50 AM »
Glory to God!  May God grany you and your family many years!! :)

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2010, 10:25:07 AM »
Prayers.......
Welcome and Congratulatios......
Axios, Worthy, Dostojan....
Lord Grant You ,Many Years And Summers...Amen Amen..
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2010, 10:47:55 AM »
Very cool ! Congrats
Your idea has been debunked 1000 times already.. Maybe 1001 will be the charm

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2010, 11:27:34 AM »

I AM HOME.

Blessed be His Name forever and ever and unto ages of ages! 

Amen!

Congratulations!  Many, many, joyous years!
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2010, 08:38:05 PM »
woo hoo!  welcome to the club  8) 

many, many years!

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2010, 08:48:31 PM »
How long did it take from the first time you inquired?
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2010, 08:58:38 PM »
Tristan, it took a year and a half.   :)  I needed that time, I'm thankful that my priest rwecognized that I needed it and didn't push.
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2010, 09:50:15 PM »
Xronia polla!

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2010, 11:23:24 PM »
Tristan, it took a year and a half.   :)  I needed that time, I'm thankful that my priest rwecognized that I needed it and didn't push.

Was it a year and a half of constant inquiry, or did you take a break for a while and come back?

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2010, 11:43:43 PM »
It was constant. . . And quite wonderful.  :) 
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2010, 11:45:34 PM »
It was constant. . . And quite wonderful.  :) 

Any minor/major setbacks, or did you pretty much keep a steady pace of progression?

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2010, 09:53:11 AM »
It was constant. . . And quite wonderful.  :) 

Any minor/major setbacks, or did you pretty much keep a steady pace of progression?

It was a very progressive steady pace.  There was no turning back.  I think everyone's situation is different. . . and other factors also always figure in.  I go to a small mission that is growing - and we only have one priest. . . so he's swamped busy most of the time.  In all relationships - true relationships, there are (at least) two people bringing things that need to be worked out before the fullness can be realized.  That's something that I hope inquirers and catechumen realize. . .if it's slow. . . it may not be about THEM.  It may be because there are other forces at play that need to be worked out for other people.  God uses His timing in wonderful perfect ways.  :)
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2010, 11:47:33 AM »
Congratulations! And many years!
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2010, 11:51:10 AM »
It was constant. . . And quite wonderful.  :) 

Any minor/major setbacks, or did you pretty much keep a steady pace of progression?

It was a very progressive steady pace.  There was no turning back.  I think everyone's situation is different. . . and other factors also always figure in.  I go to a small mission that is growing - and we only have one priest. . . so he's swamped busy most of the time.  In all relationships - true relationships, there are (at least) two people bringing things that need to be worked out before the fullness can be realized.  That's something that I hope inquirers and catechumen realize. . .if it's slow. . . it may not be about THEM.  It may be because there are other forces at play that need to be worked out for other people.  God uses His timing in wonderful perfect ways.  :)

Thanks!  :)

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2010, 12:02:06 PM »
Many years! Congratulations!
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2010, 03:17:02 PM »
May God be with you.
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« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2010, 03:29:25 PM »
Thank you everyone for you blessings!!  :) 
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2010, 08:47:10 PM »
Glory to God! Welcome Home! I hope you'll continue to "glow" with this lovely experience!
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2010, 12:05:10 AM »
Many Years! Congratulations! Welcome home!

Looking forward to many interesting posts of yours, and wishing you all the best,

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2010, 12:24:43 AM »
Congratulations!

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2010, 12:35:29 AM »
Congratulations and Many Years!

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2010, 01:05:52 AM »
Many Years! Welcome home!
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2010, 01:33:53 AM »
Glory to God! Many years!

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2010, 11:29:29 AM »
Chronia Polla!

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« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2010, 01:49:47 AM »
Wow, very nice.. congratulations many years!

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2010, 05:49:16 PM »
Excellent!  Welcome home!  Many years!

I will be joining you on December 25!

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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2010, 08:11:08 PM »
Excellent!  Welcome home!  Many years!

I will be joining you on December 25!

Congratulations and Merry Christmas early.   :angel:
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Re: I was chrismated today.
« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2010, 08:12:01 PM »
many years!