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Chrismation
« on: April 03, 2004, 05:52:45 PM »
Hi everyone,

I haven't posted here in a very long time. I didn't post that much before, either, but I know some of you from other boards as well as this one.  I wanted to tell everyone that this Holy Saturday I will be Chrismated!

It's been a long time coming for me.  I came very close to becoming Catholic.  Doubts still occasionally plague me about the papacy, but I've read enough that the doubts rarely surface.

I believe I'm doing the right thing, and I'm really excited about it.

Jenny

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Re:Chrismation
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2004, 07:16:11 PM »
May God grant you many years!  I was chrismated on Holy Saturday as well--it will be my third anniversary on Holy Saturday.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2004, 07:28:50 PM »
May God grant you many years!  I was chrismated on Holy Saturday as well--it will be my third anniversary on Holy Saturday.  

Thank you, Katherine.  May God grant you many years, as well!

Jenny

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2004, 07:55:31 AM »
Congratulations, and may God bless you!
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2004, 09:19:45 AM »
Welcome Home, Jenny.  I remember when you first found the forum and asked about The Church.  I'm glad to see you have found your way.
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2004, 01:25:37 PM »
Thank you, Mor Ephrem and David!

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Re:Chrismation
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2004, 02:27:19 PM »
Many years, Jenny!

On the Pope, remember that many Orthodox still like and respect him ... we just disagree with what he and his church say his role in the church should be.

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2004, 04:09:11 PM »
God grant you many years!

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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2004, 06:25:39 PM »
congratulations! if i can ask, what parish will you be chrismated in?
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2004, 06:20:24 PM »
Many years, Jenny!

On the Pope, remember that many Orthodox still like and respect him ... we just disagree with what he and his church say his role in the church should be.

Brendan

Thank you, Brendan.  I guess I just was so convinced at one time of the Catholic claims re: the Pope, that it still causes doubts to creep in.  

And thanks, again, to everyone for their warm wishes!

Jenny

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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2004, 06:21:42 PM »
congratulations! if i can ask, what parish will you be chrismated in?

Hi Gregory!

I will be Chrismated in the Orthodox Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Miami, Florida.   :)

Jenny

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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2004, 07:36:38 PM »
Congrats Jenny!  Many years! what sain'ts name will you be taking?

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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2004, 09:15:42 PM »
Congrats Jenny!  Many years! what sain'ts name will you be taking?

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Thanks, Joe.  Actually, I'm not yet sure what saints name I will be taking.  Father told me I could just tell him the day of the Chrismation.  Considering that it's only 5 days away, I need to make a decision soon.  I have read a lot about different saints online, and I admire different ones for different reasons, but I haven't been able to decide definitively on one for my saint name.

Jenny

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Re:Chrismation
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2004, 10:31:50 PM »
Jenny,

Here is a great name to use - Jennifer.

Congrats and God grant you many years.
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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2004, 06:42:15 AM »
Jenny,

Here is a great name to use - Jennifer.

Congrats and God grant you many years.

Thanks!  Well, Jennifer is my given name, but Father said there was no Saint Jennifer.

Jenny

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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2004, 07:25:57 AM »
Thanks!  Well, Jennifer is my given name, but Father said there was no Saint Jennifer.

Jenny


"Jennifer" is a derivative of Joanna (Ioanna). That might to satisfy your priest or give you an option.  :)

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« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2004, 08:52:23 AM »
Hi Jenny --

My wife's name is Jennifer and her Chrismation name is Eugenia. Eugenia is an early martyr and her feast day is December 24th.

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« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2004, 08:57:27 AM »

I will be Chrismated in the Orthodox Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Miami, Florida.   :)


If I recall, that is the parish where Fr. Phillip Reese is attached.  Wonderful man, met him at the diocesan assembly in Dallas a few years back.
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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2004, 03:47:52 PM »
i imagine you're miami weather for Pascha will be much warmer than ours here in Wash state....  you do have a wonderful bishop in Archbp Dmitri.  Many years!
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« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2004, 06:01:58 PM »
"Jennifer" is a derivative of Joanna (Ioanna). That might to satisfy your priest or give you an option.  :)

Demetri


Oh, I didn't realize that!  I'm definitely open to suggestions since I'm still not sure.  Thanks, Demetri. :)

Jenny


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« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2004, 06:03:45 PM »
If I recall, that is the parish where Fr. Phillip Reese is attached.  Wonderful man, met him at the diocesan assembly in Dallas a few years back.  

Yes!  Father Philip is our priest.  And he is indeed a wonderful man.  I really do feel blessed to learn from him and to get to know him.

Jenny

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« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2004, 06:10:13 PM »
Hi Jenny --

My wife's name is Jennifer and her Chrismation name is Eugenia. Eugenia is an early martyr and her feast day is December 24th.

Greg

Hi Greg,

Wow, I didn't even know about her.  I just looked into her life a little bit on the OCA website.  Very interesting story.  Thanks for letting me know about her!

Jenny

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« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2004, 06:11:50 PM »
i imagine you're miami weather for Pascha will be much warmer than ours here in Wash state....  you do have a wonderful bishop in Archbp Dmitri.  Many years!

Thank you, Gregory!  We have been having very nice weather here.  It should be a wonderful day on Saturday, too.

Jenny :)

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Re:Chrismation
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2004, 06:35:08 PM »
How about Nektaria?

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« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2004, 06:42:39 PM »
you should be named after the one of the Royal Martyrs.  But I am biased.

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Re:Chrismation
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2004, 06:43:18 PM »
Grand-Duchess Martyr Anastasia might be a good one since you will be Chrismated on Pascha.

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Re:Chrismation
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2004, 12:42:05 AM »
Anastasia would be a very fitting name, like JoeZollars said.  Not to mention the fact that it's a beautiful name.
On a different note, this is one of my first posts, and since I'm sorta-kinda-slightly a catechumen, could you guys pray for me that I complete my journey home in the Lord's own time?

God grant you many, many years!
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Re:Chrismation
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2004, 03:35:18 AM »

On a different note, this is one of my first posts, and since I'm sorta-kinda-slightly a catechumen, could you guys pray for me that I complete my journey home in the Lord's own time?


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« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2004, 12:39:32 PM »
Anastasia would be a very fitting name, like JoeZollars said.  Not to mention the fact that it's a beautiful name.
On a different note, this is one of my first posts, and since I'm sorta-kinda-slightly a catechumen, could you guys pray for me that I complete my journey home in the Lord's own time?

God grant you many, many years!

Thank you!  And I will certainly pray for you.

Jenny

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« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2004, 12:45:46 PM »
Thank you to everyone for your warm wishes and suggestions!  I was Chrismated on Holy Saturday.  I ended up taking St. Juliana of Lazarevo as my saint name.  She was one I had considered for a while.  I loved that even in the world with the responsibilities of a family, she became a saint.  She wasn't a martyr or an ascetic, but she lived out her life taking care of her family and the poor and she was sanctified by her daily life.  

Unlike Juliana, I don't have any children (although I would like to have some), but I am married and I hope that, like St. Juliana, I can grow and become more like Christ through my daily care for my husband and family and by my daily interactions with other people.    

Thank you all, again.

Jenny (Juliana)

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« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2004, 03:14:18 PM »
Christ is Risen!

Congratulations on your chrismation.  I think that St. Juliana of Lazarevo is the patron saint of Father Alexander Schmemann's widow (whose name is Juliana Schmemann), though I could be wrong.  If so, you're in good company!
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« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2004, 03:21:03 PM »
Christ is Risen!

Congratulations on your chrismation.  I think that St. Juliana of Lazarevo is the patron saint of Father Alexander Schmemann's widow (whose name is Juliana Schmemann), though I could be wrong.  If so, you're in good company!

Indeed He is Risen!  Thank you, Gregory!  I read somewhere that Juliana Schmemann is a descendent of St. Juliana and was named after her.  

Jenny