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Offline Kokomoka

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Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« on: January 08, 2011, 10:54:36 PM »
Hi. I rarely post, but I would like to ask if you would keep me in your prayers. I'm
an RC who is converting to Orthodoxy. My biggest struggles have been fasting (I'm such
a wimp!) and losing my "identity" as a RC. I know that sounds strange...but as a devout
Catholic, there's a bit of....I don't know....grieving? I don't find Orthodoxy hard to accept
or believe....much of it is what I already believe. The rest of my family is non-practicing
RC, so I sometimes feel very alone. Please pray for me. I am still very attached to my rosary
(although I most frequently say the Jesus Prayer on it) and my dear St. Francis.
I have taken the name Elizabeth (St. Elizabeth Duchess of Russia) as my Patron Saint.
Blessings to all....
"Elizabeth"
In the twilight of life, God will not judge our earthly possessions and human success, but rather how much we have loved. — St. John of the Cross

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Re: Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 11:35:14 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
"Funny," said Lancelot, "how the people who can't pray say that prayers are not answered, however much the people who can pray say they are."  TH White

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Re: Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 11:41:35 PM »
+Lord Have Mercy!
All my hope I place in you, O Mother of God, keep me under your protection!

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Re: Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 11:41:50 PM »
Lord, have mercy.   :angel:
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Re: Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011, 02:50:17 AM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011, 11:46:42 AM »
Lord, Have Mercy.

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Re: Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2011, 01:48:32 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2011, 04:17:46 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2011, 09:04:52 PM »
Lord have mercy!
"If you leave me free in my religion, I will be very eager to carry out your commands. But if you try to force me to change my faith, I will first surrender my head. I was born a Christian and a Christian I shall die."

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Re: Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011, 09:56:43 PM »
Prayers......
Lord Have Mercy.....Amen Amen

Baby steps in fasting, till one get accustom to it....
Fasting is self discipline , but not just from certain foods, but in
thoughts, deeds , and words......Good Luck with all these struggles..... ;D
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2011, 08:09:50 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2011, 09:24:25 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2011, 07:54:14 PM »
Thank you all....for your prayers...I am so blessed!!!
If you have suggestions, please share them with me.
Question....are there any RC converts to OC that still
hold to their rosary? I don't know if its sentiment, or ?
The prayer ropes...I don't know...I'm still more comfortable
with 'beads'.  Silly,isn't it?  Again, thank you. I will keep all
of you in my heart and prayers too.  Blessings!
In the twilight of life, God will not judge our earthly possessions and human success, but rather how much we have loved. — St. John of the Cross

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Re: Catechumen-Please Pray for Me
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2011, 08:12:32 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.