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New member to the forum
« on: July 22, 2013, 12:55:25 PM »
Hello everyone. New here and decided to introduce myself so I can start discussing with you all. I am a Christian of Protestant upbringing (non-denom), who is attending an Orthodox Church and desiring to convert. I have a great priest in Father Rade, and I am enjoying Bible study on Tuesday nights.

I believe I have always been looking for the Orthodox Church, and of course it is the last place I looked! Looking forward to the journey.

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 12:56:29 PM »
Welcome :)
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 01:00:15 PM »
Welcome!
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 01:30:34 PM »
Dear AV,

You are thrice welcomed

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 01:37:46 PM »
The journey is good! I love it myself.  :)

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2013, 01:44:14 PM »
Hi there! I am due to be chrismated in a couple months. It wasn't always easy, but there is a lot of joy at the end of it. Good luck. :)
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 01:44:41 PM »
Hi there! I am due to be chrismated in a couple months. It wasn't always easy, but there is a lot of joy at the end of it. Good luck. :)

Congratulations!  :angel:
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2013, 01:46:20 PM »
Thank you sir.
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Re: New member to the forum
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2013, 01:55:38 PM »

Welcome to the forum, AV!

I hope you will find this a safe place to ask questions, and get to learn more about Orthodoxy, as you make your way to join the True Church.



biro, congratulations!!!  Keep us updated.
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2013, 01:56:35 PM »
Thank you. I am nervous, but I think I'll make it. :)
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Re: New member to the forum
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2013, 01:57:20 PM »
Hello everyone. New here and decided to introduce myself so I can start discussing with you all. I am a Christian of Protestant upbringing (non-denom), who is attending an Orthodox Church and desiring to convert. I have a great priest in Father Rade, and I am enjoying Bible study on Tuesday nights.

I believe I have always been looking for the Orthodox Church, and of course it is the last place I looked! Looking forward to the journey.

-AV

Sounds awesome, hope you enjoy it here.  :)
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Re: New member to the forum
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2013, 02:30:27 PM »
Thank you all for the welcomes and congratulations to you biro! Classes begin in September, and I am chomping at the bit.
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Re: New member to the forum
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2013, 03:01:41 PM »
Welcome!  Is your name from the Hebrew word for "Dad?"

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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2013, 03:20:58 PM »
Welcome!  Is your name from the Hebrew word for "Dad?"

Wow, very astute observation (abi is its true spelling I believe, pronounced a-vee)! I am a father of two, and take the job very seriously. This is one of the main reasons I am converting to the Orthodox Church. Flopping around spiritually, as I have done for years, does not serve my children in the way they deserve. I finally found my answer, and I have a duty to pass it to my family and lead my house.

I use a variation of AV on two other forums related to other interests for the same reason. I love being a dad!
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2013, 04:40:47 PM »
Woh. Interesting. I figured you just like the Authorized Version of the Bible a lot.  :)
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2013, 05:32:42 PM »
Welcome AV!  May Christ guide you and your family. Congrats!

Congrats to you too Biro. For some reason I thought you already had been chrismated in the EO.

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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2013, 05:57:48 PM »
Thank you. Almost there!
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« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2013, 06:28:33 PM »
Welcome, AV, to the forum.   :)

You can do it biro.   ;D

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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2013, 10:22:52 AM »

Welcome to the forum, AV!

I hope you will find this a safe place to ask questions, and get to learn more about Orthodoxy, as you make your way to join the True Church.



biro, congratulations!!!  Keep us updated.

Indeed welcome..and take most of this with a huge grain of salt!

Congrats biro.. I met your Metropolitan Alexios once, he was fascinating and humble.

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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2013, 06:12:05 PM »
Welcome to the forum AV!

Great news, Biro!  I'm sure you're excited.

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« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2013, 09:02:59 PM »
 :)

I have a pinch of stagefright, but I'll be okay.
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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2013, 09:52:50 PM »
Welcome AV.

Lord have mercy on biro. Congratulations biro.
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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2013, 10:01:03 PM »
Welcome!
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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2013, 10:45:47 PM »
I am a father of two, and take the job very seriously. This is one of the main reasons I am converting to the Orthodox Church.

I have been blessed with four little ones.  I thank God that I can raise them in the Orthodox Church.  May God help us both to be good examples to our children and lead them to become saints!