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I took the plunge! (Finally.)
« on: February 05, 2012, 01:23:12 AM »
Hello, all!
After several false starts (that's a long story), I finally went to the Vespers service at St. Mary's in Cambridge, MA. The service moved me in a way that I could never expected. I had emailed the priest about an hour and a half before the service, and he knew exactly who I was right afterwards (I definitely looked awkward, haha).
He and I will set up a meeting soon to discuss my spiritual path and working towards the goal of becoming a catechumen.
A girl in my economics class (who is Coptic) found out that my IR specialty is religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East and North Africa and invited me to on-campus College Orthodox fellowship on Mondays.
Do pray for me!

I'm quite happy to begin this journey.
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Re: I took the plunge! (Finally.)
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 01:39:08 AM »
Wonderful news!

Please keep us informed of developments!
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Re: I took the plunge! (Finally.)
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 02:14:09 AM »
Looking forward to seeing your posts here in the future.

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Re: I took the plunge! (Finally.)
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 02:23:51 AM »
Splendid News and best wishes for this portion of your journey!
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Re: I took the plunge! (Finally.)
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 01:05:56 PM »
ahlan wa sahlan!
welcome and may God guide u as you reject all else to be close to Him.

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Re: I took the plunge! (Finally.)
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 08:23:21 PM »
Glory to God!
The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.

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Re: I took the plunge! (Finally.)
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012, 08:52:19 PM »

Glad to hear it!

I hope you have many more such wonderful experiences on your way Home!
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Re: I took the plunge! (Finally.)
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 11:30:12 PM »
Good to hear.   :)
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Re: I took the plunge! (Finally.)
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 11:32:51 PM »
I was just recently in Cambridge with a friend! St. Mary's is a beautiful church. I'm very happy for you!
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Re: I took the plunge! (Finally.)
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2012, 11:38:39 PM »
Dhoxa Theo.

Good luck with your plans.
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Re: I took the plunge! (Finally.)
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2012, 11:48:36 PM »
Hopefully you dived.

I bellyflopped.
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Re: I took the plunge! (Finally.)
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012, 04:56:58 PM »
Good luck :)
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Re: I took the plunge! (Finally.)
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 11:43:29 AM »
Such wonderful news! I will keep you my prayers!