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I have a date! :)
« on: June 20, 2013, 08:03:27 PM »
Dear friends,

The time is at hand...I will be received into Christ's Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church by chrismation on Friday 28 June 2013 (New Zealand time) :D  It has been an amazing, wonderful journey, and I can't believe the moment is almost here! :) 

Please pray for me, that God will soften and chip away at any hardness of heart, lack of faith, belief or love for Him...that I may redeem the remaining time well in prayer, preparation and whatever else is needed...that I may prepare and give a good, full, honest confession to Christ in the presence of His servant the priest as a witness, without fear, misplaced guilt or sense of condemnation.

Thank you all for your advice and support along the way, and any pertaining to this part of the journey would be most welcome! :)

May God's will be done and His Name glorified!

Deborah
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Re: I have a date! :)
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 09:15:16 PM »

Congratulations!

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Re: I have a date! :)
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 09:32:29 PM »

Congratulations!!!!

Wishing you many, many, healthy and happy years!!!!

Welcome home!!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 09:38:11 PM »
Congratulations!!   :)

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 09:57:46 PM »
God grant you many years.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 11:53:20 AM »
Thanks for making my day  :) I truly mean it. I am glad to see that Orthodoxy is spreading to the furthest coners of the world.

I am not sure about others but at first I thought you were talking about dating. Anyways, many years to you!

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 12:02:30 PM »
Congratulations and welcome home! :)
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2013, 12:12:30 PM »
Many years!

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2013, 12:15:07 PM »
thank God for His mercy
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Re: I have a date! :)
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2013, 11:32:11 PM »
The time is at hand...I will be received into Christ's Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church by chrismation on Friday 28 June 2013 (New Zealand time) :D  It has been an amazing, wonderful journey, and I can't believe the moment is almost here! :) 

Congratulations, and welcome home! :-)

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Please pray for me, that God will soften and chip away at any hardness of heart, lack of faith, belief or love for Him...that I may redeem the remaining time well in prayer, preparation and whatever else is needed...that I may prepare and give a good, full, honest confession to Christ in the presence of His servant the priest as a witness, without fear, misplaced guilt or sense of condemnation.

Thank you all for your advice and support along the way, and any pertaining to this part of the journey would be most welcome! :)

May God's will be done and His Name glorified!

Definitely in my prayers.  I think you'll get better advice closer at home, from people who know you. ;)

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Re: I have a date! :)
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013, 05:25:02 AM »
Thanks IXOYE, Liza, SolEX01, Maria, Putnik Namernik, Arachne, Gamliel, mabsoota and Sakeneko! :)

Thanks for making my day  :) I truly mean it. I am glad to see that Orthodoxy is spreading to the furthest coners of the world.
You're welcome, Putnik Namernik :)  Orthodoxy is growing in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Island nations and it's great!  The Orthodox Church is young here, with the first Church established in 1911, but is slowly starting to spread beyond the largest cities to smaller inland provincial centres.

I am not sure about others but at first I thought you were talking about dating. Anyways, many years to you!
lol...I had second thoughts about the title after I started the thread...after it was too late to change it :-\ 

Thanks again for the warm thoughts and prayers, they are very much appreciated! :)
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2013, 07:09:09 AM »
Congratulations!  Many years!

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Re: I have a date! :)
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2013, 07:54:17 AM »
Many years! It's really great to hear that :) Let God give you a lot of strange to follow the Orthodox way to the salvation


I am not sure about others but at first I thought you were talking about dating.
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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2013, 04:41:04 PM »
Thanks Kerdy and Dominika :)
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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2013, 07:00:52 PM »
Fantastic news. Congratulations and may God bless you.

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« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2013, 09:03:27 PM »
Thanks Spyridon! :)
Live in South/East Auckland, Franklin or North Waikato regions of New Zealand? Interested in Orthodoxy? Need transport to an Orthodox Church? Want to meet others? Please send me a PM :)

"You have made us for yourself, Lord; and our hearts are restless until they rest in You" - St. Augustine (my patron saint)

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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2013, 10:42:25 PM »
Congratulations.

I hope your continue to post here.

With love ........


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« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2013, 10:51:05 PM »
Many years!
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2013, 12:44:44 PM »
Many Years!
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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2013, 06:41:42 PM »
Thanks Opus118, Pravoslavbob and Thomas! :)

Opus118 thank you...I can assure you that I've no intentions of leaving :) I love this community, the friends I've made through it, and it has been a real help and blessing on this journey.

Thanks again
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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2013, 04:05:23 PM »
it's friday!
waiting for update...
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Re: I have a date! :)
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2013, 02:45:01 AM »
Since I don't know what time you're getting chrismated (let alone what time that would be in New Zealand), I'll pray for you and congratulate you at the same time. :)

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« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2013, 07:44:51 AM »
Dear Deborah ,

Chronia Polla! 


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« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2013, 10:26:54 AM »
Dearest Debohra,

This is such an awesome news! To God be the glory! My dear swimmer rejoice! You have found and entered The Ark of Salvation :) Her Anchor is sure and steadfast.
Many years! 

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« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2013, 11:41:09 PM »
Many years Debohra, do you have pictures you can share?
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