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« on: December 29, 2004, 08:44:55 PM »

If God so wills,
David P----
will receive the Sacrament of
Holy Chrismation
and be initiated into
the Orthodox Church
on Jauuary 5, in this 2005th year of our salvation
at 6:00pm during the vigil service of the
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2004, 09:13:55 PM »

Congratulations to you!  Grin

If you're anything like me, you will be counting down the days!

May God bless you David!

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2004, 09:14:31 PM »

PS- Welcome home!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2004, 09:19:06 PM »

Congratulations to you! Grin

If you're anything like me, you will be counting down the days!

May God bless you David!


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More like counting the minutes!! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2004, 09:25:29 PM »

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Counting the minutes!!!

lol, no doubt!

When the time finally came for my chrismation I couldn't believe that the time had finally come and yet here I was about to be initiated into the Orthodox Faith. After your chrismation then you can count down the minutes to receiving the Holy Eucharist!  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2004, 10:13:08 PM »

David, I am so very happy for you! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2004, 11:59:25 PM »

CONGRATULATIONS DAVID! Many years, and yes, welcome home Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2004, 12:06:01 AM »

Congratulations! I remember my chrismation like it was yesterday, which I suppose in Orthodox terms, it was.

Many years!
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2004, 09:50:48 AM »

Congrats!
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2004, 10:36:18 AM »

-íMuchos a+¦os!  Congrats!
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2004, 01:05:06 PM »

David,

Congratulations and may God grant you many years in the peace and joy of worshipping in your new spiritual home

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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2004, 01:29:53 PM »

Dear David,

Congratulations!  I will remember you in my prayers as you prepare to receive the Power from on high. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2005, 02:43:11 AM »

Thnx everyone for the kind words. Does anyone have any suggestions for devotions I might use during the day Weds in preperation for Weds evening? If anyone could suggest a favorite akathist or prayer or canon (and hopefully provide a link) I would apprecitate it. Also I'm not receiving Holy Communion until Thursday morning Divine Liturgy of the Theophany.
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2005, 10:13:15 AM »

Good ol' Jesus Prayer...Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner.

Pre-Communion prayers, too...usually available in an appendix of any good prayer book.
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2005, 02:34:40 PM »

Congratulations David The Jordanville Prayerbook is a good source. Mine was about $15 and is excellent. Here is it online http://stmaryofegypt.org/prayerbook/ and constant reading of the Psalter is recommended. Here is an Orthodox Psalter http://www.pomog.org/psalter.shtml I have read that in the early church those preparing for Baptism were kept in constant prayer, primarily the psalter, to prepare them for their reception into the Church. I hope to be received some time this year as well. I will remember you in my prayers.
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2005, 05:14:29 PM »

This is not a "traditional" devotion, but a thought; if you have time, you might try reading the first few chapters of the Book of Acts.
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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2005, 07:42:08 PM »

That seems like a good idea and reminds me of something.
A while back I remember reading an article by the late Greek Theologian/Historian John Romanides in which he his belief that the early Christians, 3rd &4th century, would have catechumens constantly read the Psalter and that the Church readings from the first three Gospels would help them on their journey and developing their knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Salvation of man. Then once they had been baptized on Pascha the reading from the Gospel of John would lead them to a deeper and more profound understanding of who Jesus Christ is as they are now partaking of communion. Though this is not what the earliest churches did it sounded interesting and made sense considering the Church lectionary.
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2005, 02:12:48 PM »

I think that's a good practice, and if David has the time to read David and the Synoptics (sounds like a band), go for it.  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2005, 12:38:33 PM »

Tonight's the night! My doggies couldn't wait and jumped up on the bed this morning and started to "annoint" me with thier own special "chrism"
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2005, 02:36:17 PM »

"Eww, that's disgusting."

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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2005, 09:12:31 PM »

Though that sounds a bit gross I hope you will tell us how it all went. I unfortunately am snowed in and unable to attend vesperal liturgy tonight Angry
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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2005, 09:46:16 PM »

Congratulations, David.  This Theophany marks the one year anniversary of my reception into the historic Orthodox Church of Armenia.  May God grant you many years.
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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2005, 07:37:03 AM »

Tonight's the night! My doggies couldn't wait and jumped up on the bed this morning and started to "annoint" me with thier own special "chrism"
ooppps...i meant they started to wake me up by nudging me with thier little cold noses!
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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2005, 02:45:42 PM »

That seems like a good idea and reminds me of something.
A while back I remember reading an article by the late Greek Theologian/Historian John Romanides in which he his belief that the early Christians, 3rd &4th century, would have catechumens constantly read the Psalter and that the Church readings from the first three Gospels would help them on their journey and developing their knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Salvation of man. Then once they had been baptized on Pascha the reading from the Gospel of John would lead them to a deeper and more profound understanding of who Jesus Christ is as they are now partaking of communion. Though this is not what the earliest churches did it sounded interesting and made sense considering the Church lectionary.

Sabbas,

I just finished reading an eassay that Fr John Romanides wrote concerning St Justin. He speaks about what you wrote and I found it very interesting. The essay is called St Justin and the Fourth Gospel. It can be found on Romanity.org.

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