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« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2013, 07:11:10 AM »

praise God!
we copts often touch the icon with our fingers and then kiss them.
the reason for touching the icon first is that it is us who are getting the blessing from the (person depicted in the) icon.
sometimes icons are too high up, sometimes there are other reasons, but touching and then kissing the fingers is orthodox.
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« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2013, 01:19:22 PM »

I agree. Praise God and take every small or larger step with a smile and pray. God is good and he knows our hearts.
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« Reply #47 on: April 16, 2013, 02:31:00 PM »

Another thing to have in mind is that for some people Orthodoxy comes naturally for others it takes some time in order to get comfortable with all the features Orthodoxy presents...It can be mind blowing - cultural-religious shock.  But it is well worth it.  Wink
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« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2013, 10:00:45 PM »

Another update.

Great Lent is over, Christ is risen.

My wife has continued in going up for blessings. We are scheduled to go talk to our Priest again this Saturday. The girls have identified possible Patron Saints for themselves. That gives us all possible Patron Saints and sponsors. My wife is reading the book about Crazy John of Athens - fool for Christ.  I'm excited, but praying for patience, it's all up to God not me.  Grin
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« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2013, 10:29:06 PM »

Another update.

Great Lent is over, Christ is risen.

My wife has continued in going up for blessings. We are scheduled to go talk to our Priest again this Saturday. The girls have identified possible Patron Saints for themselves. That gives us all possible Patron Saints and sponsors. My wife is reading the book about Crazy John of Athens - fool for Christ.  I'm excited, but praying for patience, it's all up to God not me.  Grin

Indeed, He is Risen!  This is really good news!
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« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2013, 10:59:40 PM »

Christ is Risen!

Wonderful news!
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« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2013, 02:59:30 AM »

that's great!
indeed God's love is greater than all things.
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« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2013, 07:42:37 AM »

Dear Maximum Bob,


That is good news.  Once God comes after one person in a family, He often catches them all!   

Love, elephant

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« Reply #53 on: May 19, 2013, 12:24:42 AM »

Thank you Gabriel, Sol, Mabsoota, Elephant.


We met with our priest today and discussed progress in moving forward over Lent. We have as previously mentioned identified possible Patron Saints and sponsor. My wife indicated she wasn't ready to become catechumen yet but would be soon. Our priest suggested maybe Dec. she said sooner. He suggested maybe Sept. she said sooner. Our Priest suggested The feast of All Saints of North America, Sunday July 7th or All Saints Sunday, June 30th or two weeks from tomorrow June 2nd. My wife did not commit to any of those but Father did say we would have to talk to our potential sponsors soon especially if it we were going to do Sunday June 2nd and my wife has indicated we need to talk to them tomorrow. Wow, I am excited a little nervous that this is too good to be true but it seems we're finally in sight of that next step of becoming catechumen.  Grin
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« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2013, 12:28:39 AM »

Maximum Bob, what does your wife think of Crazy John of Athens?  Somewhere on this board, there's a story of Crazy John reversing a homosexual unless I have my Crazy John's in Athens confused.   Shocked
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« Reply #55 on: May 19, 2013, 12:51:43 AM »

That's the one I read it before she did. I'm not sure she's read that far yet, but she likes what she's read thus far. She has a somewhat similar tendency to just out of the blue gift people with things.
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« Reply #56 on: May 19, 2013, 11:09:11 AM »

wow, just wow.
God's love is greater than all things.

hey, maybe you will have to post less in the future as she might be joining the discussion forums soon and clicking on convert issues all the time to check you out!
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(this is why i don't post too much personal stuff, i am dreaming about being joined here in the future!)
i can say that things for me are progressing very slowly, but progressing.
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« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2013, 02:20:21 PM »

Thanks, Mabsoota. Lol, while things are progressing well on converting to Orthodoxy I fear converting her to a computer user may be impossible.
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« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2013, 09:56:50 PM »

Potential sponsors are now sponsors, the date for becoming catechumen is set for July 7, the feast of all Saints of North America.  Smiley Grin
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« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2013, 11:46:31 PM »

God grant you all many years!

My prayers.
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« Reply #60 on: June 30, 2013, 11:40:08 PM »

One week from today and counting down until my family and I become catechumen.  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2013, 04:44:19 AM »

One week from today and counting down until my family and I become catechumen.  Grin Grin Grin
Fantastic!
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« Reply #62 on: July 01, 2013, 05:58:05 AM »

Fantastic news. You have walked a long road to get to the Catechumenate. God bless the rest of your journey.
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« Reply #63 on: July 01, 2013, 07:17:53 AM »

6 days.

Thank you,  Kerdy, Spyridon.
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« Reply #64 on: July 01, 2013, 07:57:56 AM »

Dear Maximum Bob,

Glory be to God!  In the highest!

Love, elephant
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« Reply #65 on: July 01, 2013, 07:53:33 PM »

Thank you elephant.  Smiley  Praise Him indeed.
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« Reply #66 on: July 02, 2013, 05:52:49 PM »

5 days to go.   Smiley
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« Reply #67 on: July 04, 2013, 12:01:03 AM »

4 days to go.
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« Reply #68 on: July 04, 2013, 03:29:35 AM »

BTW: plural for catechumen is catechumens. And there is no such thing as catechuman, but catechumen for both a woman or a man. Smiley
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« Reply #69 on: July 04, 2013, 05:06:38 AM »

BTW: plural for catechumen is catechumens. And there is no such thing as catechuman, but catechumen for both a woman or a man. Smiley

Catechuman is catechumen mixed with superman.
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« Reply #70 on: July 04, 2013, 05:58:34 AM »

You and your family Maximum Bob have brought so much strength and hope through your progress. I pray that God will bless you all into a loving future together!
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« Reply #71 on: July 04, 2013, 08:11:39 AM »

4 days to go.

It's the final countdown tududududu.
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« Reply #72 on: July 04, 2013, 08:12:14 AM »

4 days to go.

It's the final countdown tududududu.

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« Reply #73 on: July 04, 2013, 08:44:05 AM »

Its alot like living with your mother ... I either "don't get it" or "I don't understand" or I'm just an idiot.
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« Reply #74 on: July 04, 2013, 08:47:50 AM »

Another update.

Great Lent is over, Christ is risen.

My wife has continued in going up for blessings. We are scheduled to go talk to our Priest again this Saturday. The girls have identified possible Patron Saints for themselves. That gives us all possible Patron Saints and sponsors. My wife is reading the book about Crazy John of Athens - fool for Christ.  I'm excited, but praying for patience, it's all up to God not me.  Grin

Congratulations! ... Happy Chrismation
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« Reply #75 on: July 04, 2013, 06:51:27 PM »

3 days to go until we become catechumens, thank you Noesisaa.

Thank you Jovan.

Fun song isn't it Cyrillic? Thanks

Thank you WPM.
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« Reply #76 on: July 05, 2013, 11:40:19 PM »

2 days to go.  Grin
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« Reply #77 on: July 05, 2013, 11:43:11 PM »

Congratulations. May it be blessed.
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« Reply #78 on: July 06, 2013, 12:46:35 AM »

Thank you Shanghaiski.   Smiley
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« Reply #79 on: July 06, 2013, 05:16:57 PM »

One more day.  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #80 on: July 06, 2013, 05:22:04 PM »

Yay!
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« Reply #81 on: July 07, 2013, 08:13:28 AM »

Thanks Biro.

Today's the day. Yahoo!  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #82 on: July 07, 2013, 03:10:25 PM »

Congratulations!!

May you and your family have a blessed cathechumenate.   Smiley

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« Reply #83 on: July 07, 2013, 06:07:11 PM »

Thanks SolEx01.

Everything went off perfectly.  angel  Not that there's much that could go wrong. Even my wife, despite her fears to the contrary, didn't throw up on anyone's shoes.  laugh
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« Reply #84 on: July 07, 2013, 07:17:03 PM »

Good to hear. Smiley
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« Reply #85 on: July 08, 2013, 07:30:22 AM »

so happy for you!
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« Reply #86 on: July 08, 2013, 07:35:21 AM »

Thanks Biro.

Today's the day. Yahoo!  Grin Grin Grin

Woo-Hoo!
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« Reply #87 on: July 08, 2013, 09:48:22 AM »

May God grantyou and your family many years!!!
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« Reply #88 on: July 08, 2013, 10:00:29 PM »

Thank you, Biro, Mabsoota, Kerdy, Thomas.
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« Reply #89 on: July 08, 2013, 11:58:19 PM »

Awesome!
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