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« on: January 06, 2013, 09:44:37 PM »

Told the priest today, my family will be received as catechumens next Sunday
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 09:48:10 PM »

May God guide you all! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 09:53:56 PM »

Congratulations!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 10:02:41 PM »

May God guide you all! Smiley

Amen to that. Congratulations!
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 11:24:53 PM »

That's wonderful. Welcome aboard!
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 01:41:10 AM »

I also met the bishop today.  Very nice man, he even gave me and my family a blessing.  He is also a former Roman Catholic.  I'm glad that not only most of the parish I am joining are converts, even the clergy and hierarch are converts.  We're all hyperdox!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 02:38:12 AM »

I also met the bishop today.  Very nice man, he even gave me and my family a blessing.  He is also a former Roman Catholic.  I'm glad that not only most of the parish I am joining are converts, even the clergy and hierarch are converts.  We're all hyperdox!  Grin

I understand that, everyone gets excited when they first join the Church.  Just try to adapt to Orthodoxy as best as you can.. and don't be too hard on yourself when you forget to fast, or eat cheese or something like that.  I'm always too hard on myself for everything.  Undecided Smiley

Welcome!
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 02:46:53 AM »

I also met the bishop today.  Very nice man, he even gave me and my family a blessing.  He is also a former Roman Catholic.  I'm glad that not only most of the parish I am joining are converts, even the clergy and hierarch are converts.  We're all hyperdox!  Grin

I understand that, everyone gets excited when they first join the Church.  Just try to adapt to Orthodoxy as best as you can.. and don't be too hard on yourself when you forget to fast, or eat cheese or something like that.  I'm always too hard on myself for everything.  Undecided Smiley

Welcome!

Thanks!  Two years of being Eastern Catholic, I think I am mostly there.  Father didn't even require me to attend inquirer/catechumen classes.  But I told him that my wife would like to attend, she is not a Church Geek like myself  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 09:01:45 AM »

May God guide you all! Smiley

Amen to that. Congratulations!

And Amen to that!  Such a wonderful update Choy!  May the Lord keep you all!
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 09:43:59 AM »

Congratulations, and God bless your family!
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2013, 10:49:58 AM »

Congratulations!  Grin

As an ex-Greek Catholic, is there a chance you will be receive in close future! Or will you wait for your wife?
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2013, 11:36:53 AM »

Congratulations!  Grin

As an ex-Greek Catholic, is there a chance you will be receive in close future! Or will you wait for your wife?

Priest says at Pascha.  My entire family goes to the UGCC with me, but she just needs a bit more instruction. Unfortunately I am not a very good catechist at home.
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2013, 11:58:55 AM »

Hi choy. Good to hear from you.

I also met the bishop today.  Very nice man, he even gave me and my family a blessing.  He is also a former Roman Catholic.  I'm glad that not only most of the parish I am joining are converts, even the clergy and hierarch are converts.  We're all hyperdoxGrin

Meh, that's getting old. Now if you had said "We're all converdox", well ...
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2013, 12:11:24 PM »

Hi choy. Good to hear from you.

I also met the bishop today.  Very nice man, he even gave me and my family a blessing.  He is also a former Roman Catholic.  I'm glad that not only most of the parish I am joining are converts, even the clergy and hierarch are converts.  We're all hyperdoxGrin

Meh, that's getting old. Now if you had said "We're all converdox", well ...

Hahahah!  I think I have to be chrismated first before I am allowed to make up my own words  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2013, 12:12:14 PM »

Congratulations!  Grin

As an ex-Greek Catholic, is there a chance you will be receive in close future! Or will you wait for your wife?

Priest says at Pascha.  My entire family goes to the UGCC with me, but she just needs a bit more instruction. Unfortunately I am not a very good catechist at home.

Congratulations!

On a side note, "The Orthodox Church in America Outside America", is just all kinds of ridiculous.
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 12:14:26 PM »

Congratulations!  Grin

As an ex-Greek Catholic, is there a chance you will be receive in close future! Or will you wait for your wife?

Priest says at Pascha.  My entire family goes to the UGCC with me, but she just needs a bit more instruction. Unfortunately I am not a very good catechist at home.

Congratulations!

On a side note The Orthodox Church in America Outside America is probably the most ridiculous name I've heard for a Orthodox Jurisdiction.

hahahah!  You know it is not official Wink  Of course I'm going to the OCA. Just making fun of the fact that the Church name is "in America" when I am actually "in Canada".
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2013, 12:47:36 PM »

So what was the smoking gun for your catechism in the Orthodox Church?
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2013, 01:16:01 PM »

Congratulations!  Grin

As an ex-Greek Catholic, is there a chance you will be receive in close future! Or will you wait for your wife?

Priest says at Pascha.  My entire family goes to the UGCC with me, but she just needs a bit more instruction. Unfortunately I am not a very good catechist at home.

Congratulations!

On a side note The Orthodox Church in America Outside America is probably the most ridiculous name I've heard for a Orthodox Jurisdiction.

hahahah!  You know it is not official Wink  Of course I'm going to the OCA. Just making fun of the fact that the Church name is "in America" when I am actually "in Canada".

Have you suggested "OCNA"?
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2013, 01:36:10 PM »

I wonder whether attending EO services instead of Eastern Catholic services feels anyhow different?
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2013, 02:14:32 PM »

I wonder whether attending EO services instead of Eastern Catholic services feels anyhow different?

It does, at least from my EC parish to EO parish.  I know some EC parishes do Liturgy better than some EO parishes. It really is a case-to-case basis.
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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2013, 01:50:53 AM »

Told the priest today, my family will be received as catechumens next Sunday

Wahoo! Cheesy Welcome aboard to your and your family choy! Grin
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« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2013, 08:21:25 PM »

Today it is official Smiley

I hoped it would have went better, but my toddler son got impatient during the prayers.
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« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2013, 08:40:10 PM »

Yay! Congratulations. Where abouts in Canadia are you? T'under Bay, here Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2013, 08:45:15 PM »

Yay! Congratulations. Where abouts in Canadia are you? T'under Bay, here Tongue

Vancouver, BC.
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« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2013, 08:47:46 PM »

Yay! Congratulations. Where abouts in Canadia are you? T'under Bay, here Tongue

Vancouver, BC.

Oooh! Other side of the map Tongue Grats, again.
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« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2013, 09:52:37 PM »

Many Years!!!
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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2013, 12:47:55 AM »

I wonder how long before my beard grows...  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2013, 09:52:22 AM »

In view of the fact that the OCA includes dioceses in Canada, the UNites States of America and the United States of Mexico, I usually think of the "America" part meanng the Americas North, Central, and South (ie continents=== its kind of like the Greek Orthodox Church of of Africa, The Greek Orthodox Church of  Antioch and all the east , etc).
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« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2013, 06:43:19 PM »

In view of the fact that the OCA includes dioceses in Canada, the UNites States of America and the United States of Mexico, I usually think of the "America" part meanng the Americas North, Central, and South (ie continents=== its kind of like the Greek Orthodox Church of of Africa, The Greek Orthodox Church of  Antioch and all the east , etc).


Who knows, by the time this jurisdiction thing gets sorted out, Canada may be its own separate jurisdiction.  I think there are enough Orthodox here across all jurisdictions that they can form one Church and have their own jurisdiction.
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