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I am home!
« on: April 05, 2013, 03:22:10 PM »
Things went so well today and +Glory to God in all things!+ I was chrismated and recieved into the church at 3pm this very afternoon (local time) and the parishoners are so sweet to me, got some really great gifts, had a coffee and something to eat before the anointing of oil service.

Just got home and did my eve prayers. Rest of this evening I will just enjoy with a meal and let all the emotions of the day sink in.
Happiness, greatfulness and a feeling of innerpeace best describes the feeling right now.

In the picture, it is me and my Godmother. Some more pictures might be provided at a later stage. :)
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Re: I am home!
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 03:27:37 PM »
Слава Богу!

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 03:27:59 PM »
Many Years!!

Congratulations!!   ;D

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 03:34:38 PM »
Many years!

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Re: I am home!
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 04:16:13 PM »
Congratulations and Many Years!
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 04:25:29 PM »
Many years!!  Congratulations!
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Re: I am home!
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 04:53:35 PM »
Many years! I'm very, very happy for you and all in your church. And what's more, the saints and the angels are rejoicing, too. Congratulations, my friend!

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 04:56:24 PM »
Many years!!  Congratulations!

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May you also end up being a Godfather to others returning to Orthodoxy.  ;)

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Re: I am home!
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 06:00:30 PM »
Thank you so much. :)
If God and the parish entrust me this in given time to be a Godfather, I will do it.

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Re: I am home!
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013, 06:05:52 PM »

YAY!!!!  Welcome, home!!!!

May God grant you many, healthy and fruitful years!!!!

Love the pic!
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Re: I am home!
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2013, 06:07:56 PM »
Congratulations! Many years!
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Re: I am home!
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2013, 06:09:12 PM »
Kick your feet up next to the fire!
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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2013, 07:23:37 PM »
What a wonderful day!!  Many years!

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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2013, 08:24:56 PM »
 Many years! 

Thanks for sharing the photo.  You look so happy, as you should. 

Thank God!

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Re: I am home!
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2013, 08:52:09 PM »
I bow humbly and quietly and say: thank you all so much for the sweet encouraging words.
This is the most special time ever in my life and sunday will be special too. I was given a huge beeswax candle and asked to bring it
to the divine liturgy and lit it when the time for the eucharist came.

God bless you my friends and I wish you a happy weekend. :)
« Last Edit: April 05, 2013, 08:53:07 PM by Tommelomsky »
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Re: I am home!
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2013, 09:21:30 PM »
Congratulations, Many Years, so happy for you.  :)
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Re: I am home!
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2013, 11:40:58 PM »
Many years!  Congratulations!
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Re: I am home!
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2013, 06:17:35 AM »
Welcome home! Many years! :)
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Re: I am home!
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2013, 06:22:28 AM »
Sealed!

Many years!
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Re: I am home!
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2013, 10:31:14 PM »
Many years, congratulations! :)

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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2013, 04:09:18 PM »
Glory to you, Lord.

Many years and welcome home!

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Re: I am home!
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2013, 04:12:23 PM »
Things went so well today and +Glory to God in all things!+ I was chrismated and recieved into the church at 3pm this very afternoon (local time) and the parishoners are so sweet to me, got some really great gifts, had a coffee and something to eat before the anointing of oil service.

Just got home and did my eve prayers. Rest of this evening I will just enjoy with a meal and let all the emotions of the day sink in.
Happiness, greatfulness and a feeling of innerpeace best describes the feeling right now.

In the picture, it is me and my Godmother. Some more pictures might be provided at a later stage. :)

Why didn't I see this earlier? Glory to God! Many years to you!
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Re: I am home!
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2013, 04:36:04 PM »
Thank you all so much. :) Recieving the eucharist for the first time today was so great and the feeling of love, gratitude and something that must have been a inner kind of singing (perhaps it was my heart and the birds outside the church?)
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The meaning of life is to acquire the grace of the Holy Spirit.
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Thomas said to him: “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)

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Re: I am home!
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2013, 10:45:56 AM »
Many years!
Love the photo - she looks like she will be the perfect godmother.
May God bless you and may you always remember this wonderful time.
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« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2013, 09:21:26 PM »
Thank you so much for the kind words. She is so lovely and helpful and have followed me on every step since May last year.
I am so blessed and lucky to have Maud as my Godmother.

Almost a week later I still feel so good and like nothing else before in my life.

Will post some pictures later today after I have reviewed them. :)
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« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2013, 09:22:23 PM »
Things went so well today and +Glory to God in all things!+ I was chrismated and recieved into the church at 3pm this very afternoon (local time) and the parishoners are so sweet to me, got some really great gifts, had a coffee and something to eat before the anointing of oil service.

Just got home and did my eve prayers. Rest of this evening I will just enjoy with a meal and let all the emotions of the day sink in.
Happiness, greatfulness and a feeling of innerpeace best describes the feeling right now.

In the picture, it is me and my Godmother. Some more pictures might be provided at a later stage. :)

Why didn't I see this earlier? Glory to God! Many years to you!


Thank you so much. It is almost a week since now and I am still smiling from ear to ear.
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Thomas said to him: “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)

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Re: I am home!
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2013, 09:27:12 PM »
God grant you many years.
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Re: I am home!
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2013, 10:09:19 PM »
Here are some pictures:

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« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2013, 10:09:53 PM »
and finally..in front of our iconostasis. :)

The meaning of life is to acquire the grace of the Holy Spirit.
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Thomas said to him: “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)

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