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Offline LivenotoneviL

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Apology
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:01:21 PM »
I just wanted to post this forum to apologize for the forum posts on here in which I was in a state of spiritual crisis and acted - quite immaturely - in a melodramatic way.
Particularly, my "How do I know who is the True Christ" thread, my "Annoyed with the Inconsistency of Orthodoxy" thread (although I think I raise some good points in that thread that should be discussed for future converts), and my "Dilemma with Jurisdictions" thread.

I'm more comfortable with Orthodoxy now, because - at least in my experience - I have confirmation from God that He wants me away from Roman Catholicism and wants me in Orthodoxy. I'm more at peace, and although I will not have full certainty on all the answers on life for sure, I know that at the end of the day, all I can do is do my best to please God in terms of finding the True Faith. While I believe I found it, I still am a sinner with a lot of work to do.

Given my loving of the West (I should look into Western Rite Orthodoxy later in my life), however, I can't help but post a line from the Liturgy of Saint Gregory.

"I confess to God Almighty, to Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John (the) Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, my brethren, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed, by my fault, by my own fault, by my own most grievous fault. Wherefore I beg blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints, and you, my brethren, to pray for me to the Lord our God."
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I'm done.

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Re: Apology
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 07:07:14 PM »
You're not the first, nor will be the last.

The self-assessment is noted and appreciated.

God bless.
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Re: Apology
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 07:27:26 PM »
You're not the first, nor will be the last.

The self-assessment is noted and appreciated.

God bless.
+1

I was frequently pretty annoying here over the years, probably more than you.  :angel:
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 07:28:09 PM by RaphaCam »
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