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« on: December 16, 2011, 03:05:35 PM »

Hello all,

My only request is that you pray for me during these tough times of aloneness and lack of support from friends and family. Converting to Orthodoxy has been something that very few people understand, especially my parents and my "friends". The only person who is happy for me in my boyfriend (God bless him) who is already a catechumen. It has been really hard and I have been criticized every day so far.

My name is Caitlin. Thank you.

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 03:10:55 PM »

Lord, have mercy!

I will be thinking about you, Caitlin. I am glad that you have some support, and this board can be a good place to rant about it.

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 03:12:23 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 04:33:09 PM »

may God give you great peace.
remember your spiritual life in these hard times, and take time to pray regularly from yr church's prayer book and read the psalms.
pour your heart out to God and pray blessing on those who oppose you.
i know it can be tough, but cling to God who loves you more than anyone
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 04:50:26 PM »

Hello all,

My only request is that you pray for me during these tough times of aloneness and lack of support from friends and family. Converting to Orthodoxy has been something that very few people understand, especially my parents and my "friends". The only person who is happy for me in my boyfriend (God bless him) who is already a catechumen. It has been really hard and I have been criticized every day so far.

My name is Caitlin. Thank you.


Lord, have mercy!

Matthew 5:11-12 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 05:35:44 PM »

Lord have mercy on Catelin!  Lord have mercy on Catelin's family and friends!
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2011, 07:32:00 PM »

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2011, 08:00:55 PM »

Lord have mercy.

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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2011, 08:17:45 PM »

Lord have mercy on your servant,Caitlin and all her loved ones!
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2011, 02:54:11 AM »

Lord have Mercy,  on you and your family and friends,
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2011, 04:19:23 PM »

Prayers......

Lord Have Mercy....Amen Amen
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2011, 06:54:27 AM »

Saying a prayer for you. 
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