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Sharing Orthodoxy with a Protestant friend
« on: June 01, 2012, 01:03:32 AM »
I'm getting ready to share Orthodoxy with a Protestant friend who recently left our previous church.  Since he left our previous church he's been wanting to visit other Churches to study them with the thought of starting his own church. (He's had previous Pastoral experience and run a non-church ministry, but I think knows nothing about Orthodoxy.)

He asked to visit our new church. I plan on taking him to a Saturday Vespers service, perhaps this Saturday. Since he was not one of the people we spoken about exactly what it is we are doing, I want to explain that to him first, and then take him if he still wants to go. He's a good man and has some of the same traits and outlooks that assisted me in being open to God's leading to move to Orthodoxy.

Please pray for him.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with a Protestant friend
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 05:35:30 PM »
may God help and guide u.
take it slowly!
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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with a Protestant friend
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 09:57:06 PM »
It's good that you're leaning toward Vespers. There's no Communion then, so your friend won't have to worry about it.  :)
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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with a Protestant friend
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012, 07:50:21 AM »
Bona fortuna! Also, today would be a great day to take him to vespers, because tomarrow is Pentecost, so today Great Vespers and Litya would normally be held!
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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with a Protestant friend
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 10:33:30 PM »
It didn't work for last Saturday but he's coming over to talk tomorrow, and if he still want to visit Church after that we'll aim for a week from Saturday.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with a Protestant friend
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 10:40:53 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with a Protestant friend
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 12:26:52 PM »
may God give u peace. remember to listen as well as share!
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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with a Protestant friend
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 11:11:00 PM »
Conversation went well, did plenty of listening too.  ;D  The information on Orthodoxy was well received. Planning to take my friend to Vespers with us a week from Saturday.
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Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with a Protestant friend
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2012, 09:52:53 AM »
keep it up.
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and please pray for me too.

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Re: Sharing Orthodoxy with a Protestant friend
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2012, 01:25:52 PM »
keep it up.
 :)
and please pray for me too.

Will do, thank you for your prayers, I shall certainly pray for you also.  :)
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.