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Offline Toraak

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New Catechumen
« on: July 24, 2011, 09:21:23 AM »
I don't really post a lot but I though I would let everyone know I was made a Catechumen last night at Vespers.  :)

God has really blessed me a lot since I came to Louisville and I've finally made the next step after an almost 10 year journey. I love to read this board though and probably the best piece of advice that's been drilled into me by this board is "when in doubt, ask your priest!"

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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 09:35:50 AM »
Many years!

I love to read this board though and probably the best piece of advice that's been drilled into me by this board is "when in doubt, ask your priest!"

Glad we could help!  :)
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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 11:51:08 AM »
Many years!
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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011, 12:10:10 PM »
Congrats! :)

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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011, 12:24:47 PM »
Many years!  :angel:
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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011, 01:22:01 PM »
Many years!  Congratulations!

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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011, 03:42:52 PM »
many years, study hard, and take care to pass on what you have learnt in the love of Christ who saves you
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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2011, 09:58:24 PM »
Many years!
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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2011, 10:33:10 PM »
Congratulations and Many Years!
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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2011, 10:51:21 PM »
Congratulations!

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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2011, 10:33:18 AM »
Welcome Toraak!

I hope that you will find the Convert Issues forum to be place where you as an inquirer may ask their questions about the Orthodox Faith in a safe and supportive forum.  WE try to provide an understanding of the basic teachings and practices of the Orthodox churches. WE try to keep our answers direct and simple with sources if possible.

For those who are converts, this forum is a safe place to discuss issues that arise after one converts in a safe and supportive forum without retribution or recrimination. WE try to avoid jurisdiction debates and you may find a the topic that will be split and sent the appropriate OC.Net forum to continue the discussion or debate if it strays from the guidelines of our Forum Purpose.

Again I want to welcome you warmly to the Convert Issues Forum and hope you will enjoy your time as a member here.

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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2011, 09:49:35 AM »
I don't really post a lot but I though I would let everyone know I was made a Catechumen last night at Vespers.  :)

God has really blessed me a lot since I came to Louisville and I've finally made the next step after an almost 10 year journey. I love to read this board though and probably the best piece of advice that's been drilled into me by this board is "when in doubt, ask your priest!"

Ever since I picked a date to become Orthodox I have felt very blessed. Since you made the annoucement yesterday that you were made a Catechumen you may notice unexpected blessings (or at least I have). I hope you are as excited as I am.

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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2011, 10:06:44 AM »
Congratulations and many years!

PS: aside the blessings that will undoubtedly come your way, beware of temptations as the Evil One will try to pry you away from the path.

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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2011, 11:27:09 AM »
many years, study hard, and take care to pass on what you have learnt in the love of Christ who saves you
 :)

Very true.

Many years!
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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2011, 12:09:13 AM »
I wish you many years! Like you, I too, am a recent catechumen (May 1, 2011).

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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2011, 12:14:00 AM »
Many years!  ;D
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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2011, 05:11:49 AM »
Many Years!

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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2011, 04:33:01 PM »
many years, global nom ad!
is that latin for advertisement for a worldwide name?
sorry - long time since my latin class...

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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2011, 07:32:18 PM »
many years, global nom ad!
is that latin for advertisement for a worldwide name?
sorry - long time since my latin class...


LOL. No, its not Latin, but merely a typo. I hate when that happens. Thanks for the well wishes!

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Re: New Catechumen
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2011, 01:57:18 AM »
ahh, makes sense!
i am also quite nomadic, but i found my home in the orthodox church,
i hope you do too
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