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Offline Aindriú

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First time to church in long time.
« on: January 15, 2012, 07:19:31 PM »
Went to church at St. Paul's Orthodox Mission for the first time in... 8 months? It was nice. I even took two of my young kids who were surprisingly more well behaved than I had feared, considering they haven't been going to church and I have never taken them to a Divine Liturgy. It's an hour drive for me, but hopefully I'll be able to make it back again sometime.
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Re: First time to church in long time.
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 07:22:25 PM »
Glad it went well... and I can identify with worrying about how the kids will behave! :)

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Re: First time to church in long time.
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 07:24:08 PM »
Welcome back. Don't be a stranger.
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Re: First time to church in long time.
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 08:14:31 PM »
It's off topic, but just how many OC.net folks are in Mississippi?


Also, I'm glad to hear that things went well for you. Two of my three children have been going to DL their whole lives and can't be trusted to behave week-to-week.
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Blessed Nazarius practiced the ascetic life. His clothes were tattered. He wore his shoes without removing them for six years.

THE OPINIONS HERE MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED ORTHODOX CHURCH

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Re: First time to church in long time.
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 08:58:09 PM »
I am an Orthodox Mississippian, living near the town of McComb.

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Re: First time to church in long time.
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012, 09:28:47 PM »
I am an Orthodox Mississippian, living near the town of McComb.

Then I recently started attending your church again.

EDIT: Looking at your email, I have a pretty good idea who you are.
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Blessed Nazarius practiced the ascetic life. His clothes were tattered. He wore his shoes without removing them for six years.

THE OPINIONS HERE MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED ORTHODOX CHURCH

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Re: First time to church in long time.
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2012, 10:53:34 PM »
It's off topic, but just how many OC.net folks are in Mississippi?


Also, I'm glad to hear that things went well for you. Two of my three children have been going to DL their whole lives and can't be trusted to behave week-to-week.
My older one (14) just surprised me by going to confession on his own initiative.
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
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Re: First time to church in long time.
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 11:42:49 PM »
It's off topic, but just how many OC.net folks are in Mississippi?


Also, I'm glad to hear that things went well for you. Two of my three children have been going to DL their whole lives and can't be trusted to behave week-to-week.
My older one (14) just surprised me by going to confession on his own initiative.
This is great. I wonder what your talks at the dinner table are. Maybe something along the lines of "You see my sons, 'like a tree planted by steams of water,' (Psalms 1:3), the soul is irrigated by the Bible and acquires vigor, produces tasty fruit, namely, true faith, and is beautified with a thousand green leaves, namely, actions that please God..."
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