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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #90 on: August 06, 2012, 10:45:08 PM »
I am officially a catechumen!  :D
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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #91 on: August 06, 2012, 10:50:07 PM »
Congratulations!!   :)

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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #92 on: August 07, 2012, 01:16:28 AM »
Not meaning to be nosey, but the above statement seems a little odd, given that your profile says your Catholic.

Can a Catholic not learn about Orthodox traditions?

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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #93 on: August 07, 2012, 02:19:45 AM »
I am officially a catechumen!  :D

Congratulations Kelly! Many years! :)
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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #94 on: August 07, 2012, 05:21:59 AM »
The one thing i wonder is: when in your process is it recommeneded to begin fasting? People keep telling me that i should forget that now and just focus on learning and reading. Are they right?

I would wait until your priest brings it up.  He will let you know when it is time to begin.

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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #95 on: August 07, 2012, 05:33:08 AM »
Congrats! :)

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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #96 on: August 07, 2012, 08:46:44 AM »
Many, Many, MANY years!  Congratulations Kelly!  I will be sending Fr. D a request today that I join the catechumenate  :o

I want to be so named on the 15th, praying that Fr. D agrees to my request that it be the 15th and not the following Saturday!

Congratulations again Kelly!

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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #97 on: August 07, 2012, 09:31:25 AM »
Not meaning to be nosey, but the above statement seems a little odd, given that your profile says your Catholic.

Can a Catholic not learn about Orthodox traditions?

You said that at your Catholic parish "People are quite devout and religious, but the traditions they follow is not quite what I have come to learn as the Orthodox tradition". (See below.) I don't see why you would expect it to be.

Hello everyone, this is my first post.  Yey!

I'm a cradle Roman Catholic who have become Eastern Catholic.  But now I'm am looking at Holy Orthodoxy.  I don't know how serious I am yet, I am still challenging myself if I can "stomach" it.  I mean, it is not easy to change my beliefs about the Pope and the Catholic Church given I am a Catholic for all of my life.  But I have found greater spirituality in the Orthodox faith.  As an Eastern Catholic I tried learning from the Orthodox how to live the faith.  Unfortunately I find that those that are around me are not living what I have come to understand as the Orthodox faith and its traditions.  So I am trying to learn about Orthodoxy now and see if what I thought it was is really what it is.  And perhaps it can make me come to a decision to become Orthodox.

Welcome,

Be aware we are all at different places in our journey, so you will see a lot of different levels in any parish.  We believe the church is a hospital for sinners not a place for only those who are righteous!

Peace in your journey.
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Thank you.  I understand that.  What I mean is, it is not like everyone is nominal in my current parish.  People are quite devout and religious, but the traditions they follow is not quite what I have come to learn as the Orthodox tradition.  It is more of an in-between of Roman Catholicism and Orthodoxy.

Not meaning to be nosey, but the above statement seems a little odd, given that your profile says your Catholic.
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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #98 on: August 07, 2012, 10:17:56 AM »
You said that at your Catholic parish "People are quite devout and religious, but the traditions they follow is not quite what I have come to learn as the Orthodox tradition". (See below.) I don't see why you would expect it to be.

My Catholic parish is a Ukrainian Catholic parish.  Were you thinking I was referring to a Roman Catholic parish?

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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #99 on: August 07, 2012, 11:40:08 AM »
My Catholic parish is a Ukrainian Catholic parish.

Yes, I know, I saw your profile.
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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #100 on: August 07, 2012, 09:15:07 PM »
My Catholic parish is a Ukrainian Catholic parish.

Yes, I know, I saw your profile.

This thread keeps getting hijacked.  :(
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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #101 on: August 07, 2012, 09:28:10 PM »
Quote from: kelly

This thread keeps getting hijacked.  :(

Wasn't trying to; just looking for clarification on what he said about his parish not following Orthodox tradition.
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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #102 on: December 20, 2012, 09:59:39 PM »
I'm a couple days late but I wanted to share the great news.

As of December 16, I am the newly-illumined Catherine.  :laugh:

Please pray for me as I continue my journey in the Holy Orthodox Church.
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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #103 on: December 20, 2012, 10:33:36 PM »
Wohoo!  Congratulations and many years Catherine! :)
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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #104 on: December 20, 2012, 11:43:23 PM »
Congratulations and Many Years!!

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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #105 on: December 21, 2012, 12:45:22 AM »
Many years!

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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #106 on: December 21, 2012, 07:33:07 AM »
Wonderful!  May God grant you MANY MANY YEARS  :-*

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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #107 on: December 21, 2012, 02:27:21 PM »
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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #108 on: December 21, 2012, 11:29:24 PM »
I'm a couple days late but I wanted to share the great news.

As of December 16, I am the newly-illumined Catherine.  :laugh:

Please pray for me as I continue my journey in the Holy Orthodox Church.

Yay! You win.  :)

Many years.

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Re: Intro - RC considering conversion
« Reply #109 on: December 27, 2012, 12:07:51 PM »
I'm a couple days late but I wanted to share the great news.

As of December 16, I am the newly-illumined Catherine.  :laugh:

Please pray for me as I continue my journey in the Holy Orthodox Church.


Holy Great Martyr St. Catherine pray to God for us!

Many years!
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« Reply #110 on: December 27, 2012, 12:12:52 PM »
Many years!