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Offline JR

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Catechumen
« on: March 08, 2012, 03:37:38 AM »
I have some good news, I have been accepted as a catechumen in the Greek Orthodox Church here in Athens, now I have much to learn on the beginning of my spiritual journey! Thanks and praise to God.
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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 03:40:07 AM »
Congratulations! Glory to God!
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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 04:24:09 AM »
Congratulations!

Just out of curiosity, may I ask whether you are a Greek or an immigrant? If the latter, did you consider conversion to Orthodoxy before moving to Greece?
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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 05:21:51 AM »
Congratulations!

Just out of curiosity, may I ask whether you are a Greek or an immigrant? If the latter, did you consider conversion to Orthodoxy before moving to Greece?

Neither I suppose! I am From England - British.

Where I lived in England there was no orthodox, so I really didn't know much about it. It has taken me over 2 years to get this far.

I am still learning slowly, some of the customs still feel slightly alien to me, I guess that will take a while.

 
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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 09:45:33 AM »
Many years!

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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 09:52:58 AM »
Congratulations!  Glory be to God!
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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 10:51:43 AM »
Wonderful news! Congratulations!
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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 03:14:35 PM »
Very good news!   :)
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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 03:38:41 PM »
Congratulations, JR. Glory to God!
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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 04:32:46 PM »
I have some good news, I have been accepted as a catechumen in the Greek Orthodox Church here in Athens, now I have much to learn on the beginning of my spiritual journey! Thanks and praise to God.

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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 05:07:18 PM »
Glory be to God!

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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 06:44:38 PM »
i thought i made a big effort to become orthodox, but i am humbled now to see how u moved countries for it!
welcome and may God bless yr catechumenate. i am very happy for u.
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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2012, 07:25:37 AM »
i thought i made a big effort to become orthodox, but i am humbled now to see how u moved countries for it!
welcome and may God bless yr catechumenate. i am very happy for u.
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mabsoota, I feel it was the Holy spirit that brought me here for this very reason, I did nothing on my own.

I do know that If I had stayed in the UK then I would not of had the chance to learn about Orthodoxy, God works in mysterious ways, even though we don't realize it at the time.

Thank you all for your warm welcome and encouragement, God bless us all!
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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2012, 02:38:54 PM »
Congratulations, many years.
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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2012, 02:33:46 PM »
Congratulations!

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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2012, 09:46:19 PM »
Many years! 

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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2012, 10:02:51 PM »
Congratulations. But remember, you are now not "not Catholic", you are Catholic in fullest sense.

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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2012, 07:19:47 AM »
Congratulations!

Just out of curiosity, may I ask whether you are a Greek or an immigrant? If the latter, did you consider conversion to Orthodoxy before moving to Greece?

Neither I suppose! I am From England - British.

If you're a Brit living in Greece, then you're an immigrant  :)

In any case, God bless you in your search, and may He unite you to His Church.

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Re: Catechumen
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2012, 03:59:06 PM »
God bless you! You are blessed to live in Greece, having so many saints nearby even in Athens. I hope you are able to visit them often.
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