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« on: February 04, 2012, 09:43:29 PM »

Funny, I went to confession this morning at a Catholic Church one last time before I became an Orthodox catechumen. I felt oddly Catholic this morning. But now I feel Orthodox.
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 09:44:27 PM »

Glory to God! Many Years!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 10:09:19 PM »

Good news.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 10:30:07 PM »

Was it wrong for me to go to RCC confession? Ive just felt so deprived of the sacraments. I felt like this morning was my last chance for a few months.

And thank you for your words and prayers of encouragement.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 10:34:58 PM »

Was it wrong for me to go to RCC confession? Ive just felt so deprived of the sacraments. I felt like this morning was my last chance for a few months.


I can understand the feeling. Frankly at this point it is totally irrelevant. Don't trouble yourself over it.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 11:09:09 PM »

Was it wrong for me to go to RCC confession?
If it troubles you, you can confess it in a few months. Wink

But Paisius is right. It is behind you now.
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012, 12:05:35 AM »

Thank you. I do feel good. I do feel very Orthodox now. I can't wait for our chrismation (and the other sacraments for our little ones.) Should be around Pascha. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 02:16:02 AM »

Welcome! Wonderful news, I look forward to the day you are scheduled  for Chrismation.
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 02:25:00 AM »

Great news, militantsparrow!
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2012, 03:38:15 AM »

Praise God!

Speaking as a recent convert, I think you will not regret it.
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2012, 04:34:38 AM »

Glory to God!
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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2012, 12:50:35 PM »

God bless u and yr family.
u don't need to worry about confessing in more than 1 church, as far as i know, no one banned it!
did u 'confess' u were going to be orthodox?
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may God bless yr priest as well and compensate him and the church for yr loss.
each person has to find his / her own path, but don't burn yr bridges (unless they are bridges to people who will tempt u into a life of crime) and keep yr friends. as u learn more, u will have things to teach them.

remember in all things, that the prime reason for joining the orthodox church is to be close to God and glorify Him, much as it may seem sometimes that it's about politics and showing who's the smartest.
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2012, 02:23:21 PM »

Congratulations. Glory to God! Best wishes on your continued journey.
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2012, 06:58:33 PM »

Nice.
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2012, 08:45:37 PM »

My family and I were received into the Orthodox Church today. It was like a dream, but so awesome. Especially being able to receive communion with my little ones.
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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2012, 09:51:39 PM »

Congratulations, welcome home, and may God grant you many years!
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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2012, 05:40:37 AM »

welcome, may the risen Christ fill your life all the time.
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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2012, 05:49:12 AM »

Ad multos annos! Welcome home.

Weren't you at WR parish? How was the confirmation service?
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« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2012, 07:50:01 AM »

Many years!
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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2012, 11:44:01 AM »

Ad multos annos! Welcome home.

Weren't you at WR parish? How was the confirmation service?

Yes I am. It's hard to remember the details, I was in a bit of a daze. Smiley But I understand it is a bit simpler than than the ER Chrismation. Lots of prayers--calling down the Holy Spirit--chrism on our foreheads--draped in whit garments--reception of candles. It was awesome.
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« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2012, 01:55:59 PM »

Ad multos annos! Welcome home.

Weren't you at WR parish? How was the confirmation service?

Yes I am. It's hard to remember the details, I was in a bit of a daze. Smiley But I understand it is a bit simpler than than the ER Chrismation. Lots of prayers--calling down the Holy Spirit--chrism on our foreheads--draped in whit garments--reception of candles. It was awesome.

Congrats!
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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2012, 02:20:44 PM »

Many years!
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« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2012, 03:00:56 PM »

Many years!
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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2012, 05:54:55 PM »

My family and I were received into the Orthodox Church today. It was like a dream, but so awesome. Especially being able to receive communion with my little ones.
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« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2012, 07:13:30 PM »

Christ is Risen!

Many years to you and your family. Welcome Home!
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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2012, 07:57:05 PM »

Many, many years!
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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2012, 07:59:10 PM »

Ad multos annos! Welcome home.

Weren't you at WR parish? How was the confirmation service?

Yes I am. It's hard to remember the details, I was in a bit of a daze. Smiley But I understand it is a bit simpler than than the ER Chrismation. Lots of prayers--calling down the Holy Spirit--chrism on our foreheads--draped in whit garments--reception of candles. It was awesome.

When I was 12 and had my Confirmation in the RCC, I was the only person in the entire class who dropped my candle.  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2012, 08:56:47 PM »

Gods blessings on you! Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2012, 06:06:06 PM »

Christ is Risen!
 It's so good to finally see you took the leap...Many years my friend! would you happen to be at a WR parish?

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« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2012, 06:24:25 PM »

Ad multos annos! Welcome home.

Weren't you at WR parish? How was the confirmation service?

Yes I am. It's hard to remember the details, I was in a bit of a daze. Smiley But I understand it is a bit simpler than than the ER Chrismation. Lots of prayers--calling down the Holy Spirit--chrism on our foreheads--draped in whit garments--reception of candles. It was awesome.

what a blessing.  angel I know this was a very long and difficult journey for you and your family to get to this point and i'm so glad that you finally made it. Many many years to all of you Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2012, 06:40:44 PM »

Ad multos annos! Welcome home.

Weren't you at WR parish? How was the confirmation service?

Yes I am. It's hard to remember the details, I was in a bit of a daze. Smiley But I understand it is a bit simpler than than the ER Chrismation. Lots of prayers--calling down the Holy Spirit--chrism on our foreheads--draped in whit garments--reception of candles. It was awesome.

what a blessing.  angel I know this was a very long and difficult journey for you and your family to get to this point and i'm so glad that you finally made it. Many many years to all of you Smiley

Thank you very much.
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« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2012, 07:23:32 PM »

Ad multos annos! Welcome home.

Weren't you at WR parish? How was the confirmation service?

Yes I am. It's hard to remember the details, I was in a bit of a daze. Smiley But I understand it is a bit simpler than than the ER Chrismation. Lots of prayers--calling down the Holy Spirit--chrism on our foreheads--draped in whit garments--reception of candles. It was awesome.

what a blessing.  angel I know this was a very long and difficult journey for you and your family to get to this point and i'm so glad that you finally made it. Many many years to all of you Smiley

Thank you very much.

Two months. Thats it?  Maybe your priest saw the guy on this forum who threw a temper tantrum about being in AA and a catechumen for a year and a half and left and thought hed better let you in sooner rather than later. 

Many years.
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« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2012, 07:37:17 PM »

lol maybe. Our priest kind of knew me before and knew the time I had already spent in prayer and discernment. That may have helped expedite things. Plus, we went through a process before even becomming catechumens.

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« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2012, 07:40:23 PM »

I missed this the first time around ...  but congrats! Years a-plenty! Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2012, 11:08:55 PM »

Congratulations, many years.
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« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2012, 09:24:33 AM »

Ad multos annos! Welcome home.

Weren't you at WR parish? How was the confirmation service?

Yes I am. It's hard to remember the details, I was in a bit of a daze.

I felt the same way! I was astonished by the photos later on and when I saw someone else chrismated, I thought "Wow! You mean all that went on?" I pretty much only remember kneeling.

Anyhow, congratulations and many years!
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