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I was chrismated today
« on: December 04, 2011, 07:21:31 PM »
My pastor asked me on Friday if I was ready. On Saturday, I made my life confession after vespers. So today, I was chrismated. More than just joy, I feel relieved, since I have been spiritually homeless ever since I really started to read the Early Church Fathers.
 
Praise God for his mercy on me, a sinner.

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 07:22:06 PM »
Many years!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 07:24:58 PM »
Yes! Congratulations and many years.   :angel: :angel:

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 07:28:00 PM »
Many years!! ;D
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 07:29:38 PM »
Congratulations! Many Years!


Don't forget to change your faith from Evangelical Anglican to Orthodox. ;)
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011, 07:38:25 PM »
Thanks. Done.

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2011, 07:48:36 PM »
Many years!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2011, 08:00:41 PM »
Wonderful!  Welcome home! 

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2011, 08:15:59 PM »
Congratulations!!!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2011, 08:54:46 PM »
Many Years!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2011, 08:56:43 PM »
Congratulations! God grant you many years in his kingdom...

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2011, 08:57:40 PM »
Congratulations!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2011, 09:36:33 PM »
Congratulations!  Many years!

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2011, 10:09:50 PM »
Glory be to God!

May God grant you many years that you bear much fruit in Christ for the Glory of the Father in  the power of the Spirit , may He Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2011, 10:13:20 PM »
Congratulations and many years!

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2011, 10:21:12 PM »
Many years!

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2011, 10:33:58 PM »
Many Years!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2011, 11:22:51 PM »
God bless you in your new life on your new path!

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2011, 09:25:21 AM »
 May you have Many Years!  Welcome home!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2011, 08:15:21 AM »
Thanks for all your replies.

Today I celebrated my patron saint day--Clement of Rome (old calendar)--for the first time. My wife gave me an icon of Christ for our room. I think the tradition of taking a new name is a great one, since we are truly "born again" and "new creatures" in Christ (2 Cor 5:17). The new name reminds us of that, doesn't it?
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2011, 09:35:20 AM »
Glory to God! Many Years!

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2011, 10:08:55 AM »
Glory to God...Many years
May you be an icon of Christ for the world!

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2011, 01:02:45 AM »
Many Years and Congrats.

I did my best to do a general or life confession and the Priest kept asking "are you sorry for your sins?" Wait Father Im not done! No I hardly got everything. I really tried though.  The ceremony was very nice but quick and no real oaths taken. I thought Id have to renounce all my western 'heretical' beliefs. I didnt. I was ambivalent about the whole thing.

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2011, 08:06:12 AM »
My Chrismation was relatively short as well, but my confession was long and I personally confessed all my previous Protestant errors and heresies, one by one, for they were legion. So I think my priest felt it wasn't necessary to renounce them again in the Chrismation.

If you didn't get to do it, you could bring it up in confession again.

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2011, 10:01:48 PM »
Many years!

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2011, 10:56:50 PM »
Many Years!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2011, 01:06:58 AM »
Many years, and welcome home as well from a fellow convert.

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2011, 05:59:44 PM »
Thanks to all of you.

My journey has been unexpected and unintended. I was a happy Evangelical Anglican and would still be as such except for my reading of the Fathers. I met a wonderful girl who is a Roman Catholic and a member of Opus Dei. We fell in love and got married, both convinced that if we would focus on Christ, all else would fall in place.

During the first years of our 8 year marriage, I thought that I would show my Roman Catholic wife how my low Evangelical church was very much like the Early Church before it became "confused". So, I immersed myself in the writings of the Apostolic Fathers. And sure enough, I didn't find evidence for Papal infallibility, Purgatory, the Immaculate Conception, transubstantiation, the treasury of merit or a number of other RC dogma. But, actually, I found even less evidence for my own church. The Early Church was sacramental, hierarchical, and liturgical, dating from the first century. Through reading the history and writings of the first Christians, I ceased to be Protestant. I also became spiritually homeless--a rather depressing state.

Fortunately, God is sovereign and has led me to Orthodoxy, which I think is anchored in the Truth as revealed in Scripture, in the Fathers and in the Councils.  The mind of the Church leads us ineluctably to Orthodoxy. I know the journey doesn't end here, but I am glad to be in this ark.

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2011, 06:01:59 PM »
Did your wife convert with you into Orthodoxy?

Thanks to all of you.

My journey has been unexpected and unintended. I was a happy Evangelical Anglican and would still be as such except for my reading of the Fathers. I met a wonderful girl who is a Roman Catholic and a member of Opus Dei. We fell in love and got married, both convinced that if we would focus on Christ, all else would fall in place.

During the first years of our 8 year marriage, I thought that I would show my Roman Catholic wife how my low Evangelical church was very much like the Early Church before it became "confused". So, I immersed myself in the writings of the Apostolic Fathers. And sure enough, I didn't find evidence for Papal infallibility, Purgatory, the Immaculate Conception, transubstantiation, the treasury of merit or a number of other RC dogma. But, actually, I found even less evidence for my own church. The Early Church was sacramental, hierarchical, and liturgical, dating from the first century. Through reading the history and writings of the first Christians, I ceased to be Protestant. I also became spiritually homeless--a rather depressing state.

Fortunately, God is sovereign and has led me to Orthodoxy, which I think is anchored in the Truth as revealed in Scripture, in the Fathers and in the Councils.  The mind of the Church leads us ineluctably to Orthodoxy. I know the journey doesn't end here, but I am glad to be in this ark.
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2011, 06:04:54 PM »
Not yet. That would be great.

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2011, 06:12:30 PM »
My prayers for her.

What was her reaction?

Did she come to your Holy Chrismation?
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2011, 06:18:20 PM »
Yes she did. She loved the reverence shown during the Eucharist.

She is very happy for me. 

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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2011, 06:26:55 PM »
Yes she did. She loved the reverence shown during the Eucharist.

She is very happy for me. 

Hey, that is a huge step.

I know some members of the Opus Dei, and they will not ever enter an Orthodox Church.
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2011, 06:29:44 PM »
Congratulations!
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Re: I was chrismated today
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2011, 12:23:55 AM »
Many Years
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