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Offline orthonorm

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Friend staying on course to being received into the Church
« on: July 29, 2011, 09:00:33 PM »
Short: A friend of mine has been taking the wise path of slow and steady and letting our Priest come to him and say: hey you want to be a catechumen already? Or something like that. //:=)

He's a slow and steady type.

We spoke once about the possible things that might possibly bar him or tempt him away.

No theology.

No liturgical stuff.

But one thing we decided might lead him away, but laughed because the odds of it happening were almost unthinkable.

Well . . .

Not only has that thing "started" but it brings complications even greater than we had thought.

Please pray for him and that he is able to follow the Will of God whatever that might be.

It would break my heart to see him leave. That's me being selfish and all.

And since some people here know me in RL and probably can extrapolate who I am talking about, please keep him especially in your prayers and heart when we are at the parish.

Thank you.
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Re: Friend staying on course to being received into the Church
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 09:58:13 PM »
May God protect and guide His servant, and clear the path for him, by the prayers of His most pure Mother.
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Re: Friend staying on course to being received into the Church
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 10:35:27 PM »
May God protect and guide His servant, and clear the path for him, by the prayers of His most pure Mother.
Amen. Through the prayers of St Cyril of Jerusalem.
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Re: Friend staying on course to being received into the Church
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 10:43:53 PM »
So many are praying for your friend each week during the litany of the catachumens.

Lord, have mercy!
The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.

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Re: Friend staying on course to being received into the Church
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 11:55:56 PM »
Lord have mercy on him and guide him.
Is that what they teach you at the temple volnutt-stein?

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Re: Friend staying on course to being received into the Church
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 02:40:26 AM »
Lord have mercy!
To God be the Glory in all things! Amen!

Only pray for me, that God would give me both inward and outward strength, that I may not only speak, but truly will; and that I may not merely be called a Christian, but really be found to be one. St.Ignatius of Antioch.Epistle to the Romans.

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Re: Friend staying on course to being received into the Church
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 03:13:09 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Friend staying on course to being received into the Church
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 08:12:48 AM »
Kyrie, eleison!

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Re: Friend staying on course to being received into the Church
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011, 10:15:40 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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