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Offline zebu

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Very excited!
« on: October 22, 2005, 12:27:14 AM »
Today, I became a catechumen!!!  I'm just so happy incredibley happy right now, you have no idea! After years of wandering around, not feeling like I belonged anywhere, now I'm officially on my way to being Orthodox!!!  I'm going to be received into the Church either on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple or on the Feast of the Annunciation.  The priest's first suggestion was the Presenation, but then he also mentioned the Annunication as an option, and I have always really loved the story of the Annunciation, how Mary said yes to God and as a result, God became man.  It's just my favorite Bible story.  But then the priest thought that receiving me into the Church on the Feast of the Annunciation is an unnecessarily long wait.  So, he says he'll think about it and let me know on Sunday.  We're also not sure if I will need to be baptized or chrismated.  Most likely, the priest said, it will be chrismation, but I told him some very *disturbing* things about the church I was baptized in that made him decide he needs to write to the bishop to ask what to do.  So basically, I am just SO HAPPY to be a catechumen and to finally know WHEN I will become Orthodox.  Just thought I'd share.

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Re: Very excited!
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2005, 12:29:50 AM »
congratulations and God bless! It's a fun yet sometimes rocky journey. Enjoy every moment of it ;)

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Re: Very excited!
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2005, 12:48:11 AM »
Zebu,

Congrats  ;D Welcome to the family!
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Re: Very excited!
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2005, 01:06:48 AM »
 :) :) :) :)Great news!  Many years to you and prayers for your journey!!!

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Re: Very excited!
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2005, 01:18:13 AM »
God Bless , Welcome home , Many years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Very excited!
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2005, 02:21:01 AM »
Glory be to God!  Congratulations.

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Re: Very excited!
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2005, 03:16:26 AM »
Very great news! Congratulations and Many Years to you :)  Welcome home Zebu! Keep us posted :)

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Re: Very excited!
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2005, 03:59:58 AM »
I am very happy for you that you have found your path and in Truth.

Congratulations and may you find wisdom, God's love and happiness.

God bless.

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Re: Very excited!
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2005, 09:04:58 AM »
great news! many years!

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Re: Very excited!
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2005, 11:58:18 AM »
Thanks be to God!  Many years!
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Re: Very excited!
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2005, 01:40:56 PM »
Welcome to the family

Many years!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Very excited!
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2005, 02:11:47 PM »
Update: I just got off the phone with the priest, and he has decided to receive me into the Church on the Annunciation, which is March 25th!    ;D
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Re: Very excited!
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2005, 03:05:35 PM »
Xponiapolla, Zebuaki!
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