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Offline Dpaula

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It is happening!
« on: May 17, 2013, 08:41:24 AM »
Christ is Risen!

I just wanted to share the news with all of you.
Our priest gave us the plan for the following months.
He will make my soon-to-be husband a catechumen this very Sunday!
He will be baptized in July. Can I be overly excited that soon we will be able to commune together?
And, God willing, we will get married in September! ! !

WE are so happy and excited and nervous and so thankful !
I waited for this day to come for so long, hoping and praying, and it's finally happening!

Glory to God for all things! !
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 12:39:59 PM »
Hey, congratulations!

It warms my heart when being received into the OC is really taken seriously and with joy!

Were you raised OC?  I converted 7 years ago, and tried to get my then fiancee to do the same.  It looked like it was about to happen, but then one day she just said she would never come to another Liturgy again.  A couple of years later I met and married my wife who was born to convert parents.
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Re: It is happening!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 12:45:14 PM »
Amen and Amen!

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Re: It is happening!
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 12:50:11 PM »

Yay!!!

I'm so happy for you!

Glory be to God!!!
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Re: It is happening!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 12:53:11 PM »
 :)

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 01:08:09 PM »
I was born and raised Orthodox. My family members, as many as I have and know, are all Orthodox.

I wanted my future husband to be Orthodox, so we can live by the Orthodox beliefs. But I wanted him to know what that means and to understand and believe all of it.

We've been together for 4 years, but we only recently found the OCA parish in our area and Father John, the parish priest, who took us under his wing and agreed to guide us on this path.
And since then things just happened....fast...
We are completely hooked and there are no words to describe our feelings.

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 02:01:26 PM »
Glory be to God!! 

Mazal tov!!  :) :)
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Re: It is happening!
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 02:25:18 PM »
Christ is Risen!

Glory to God!
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 06:27:56 PM »
May God bless you both!

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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2013, 12:24:28 AM »
Newly illuminated Elijah, together with his godfather (the sponsor/nasul) and Father John.
Glory be to God!
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2013, 12:29:47 AM »

Glory be to God!

Many years to Elijah!!!
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2013, 12:35:27 AM »
Glory to God!

Many Years!   :)

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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2013, 12:41:08 AM »
Many years!
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Re: It is happening!
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2013, 04:12:35 AM »
Many years to Elijah! :D
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2013, 04:59:27 AM »
Many years!
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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2013, 08:38:57 AM »
Glory to thy o God!
Congrats. May you live a happy life.
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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2013, 12:13:23 PM »
many years!
have a beautiful wedding.
top tip - don't worry too much about the details and try to spend less than 2 hours on hair and make up  ;)
spend plenty of time praying (maybe fasting a bit too) before the event as marriage is an important part of your spiritual life (as much as monasticism for monks), and victory is defined by showing love in all circumstances. for this you need plenty of prayer and Bible study.
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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2013, 05:09:51 PM »
Many years!
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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2013, 05:16:08 PM »
Congratulations and may God bless you.

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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2013, 06:00:49 PM »
Thank you all so much!
We are beyond happy.
Two more months until the wedding!
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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2013, 10:48:39 PM »
Congratulations, many years.
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« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2013, 08:03:58 PM »
Hi everybody!!!

We did it! We are married!!

I was trying to post a picture from the Betrothal Ceremony, but I got an error message saying the upload folder is full. :(

The picture is only 80KB.
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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2013, 08:17:42 PM »
Hi everybody!!!

We did it! We are married!!

I was trying to post a picture from the Betrothal Ceremony, but I got an error message saying the upload folder is full. :(

The picture is only 80KB.

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« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2013, 08:21:19 PM »
God grant you many, many years!  Really happy for y'all!
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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2013, 09:02:35 PM »
Hi everybody!!!

We did it! We are married!!

I was trying to post a picture from the Betrothal Ceremony, but I got an error message saying the upload folder is full. :(

The picture is only 80KB.

Congratulations! :)  :angel:

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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2013, 09:22:04 PM »
Many years!
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« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2013, 09:31:50 PM »
Congratulations on your marriage DPaula and Elijah! Many, many, many happy years to you both! :)
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« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2013, 10:02:10 PM »
Congratulations and Many Years to the both of you!   ;D

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« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2013, 01:22:28 AM »
Congratulations and many years .
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« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2013, 03:29:16 AM »
Congratulations and many years!

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« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2013, 02:29:55 PM »
Mazal tov!!  And many, many years!!
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« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2013, 03:52:41 PM »
Many years.   About the pic. given some of the tech issues we've been having, it may be temporary. Try it again some time.
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« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2013, 02:15:39 PM »
well done; may God guide u and give u peace and joy
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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2013, 02:54:48 PM »
Many years.   About the pic. given some of the tech issues we've been having, it may be temporary. Try it again some time.

Thank you all so much!! We are very happy! Glory to God!!!

I've tried to post some pictures every day, several times a day and I get the same error. Not sure what's causing it. The pictures are 80KB, so very small. Oh well... If somebody fixes the issue, I'll make sure I'll post them.

Again, thank you so much for all the kind wishes!
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