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Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« on: October 10, 2018, 07:43:15 PM »
Eh, Dear Oc.netters, I'm asking again for "Lord have mercy" in my intention. In some hours I'll leave Poland to study Orthodox theology in the Middle East for one year. Of course, I'm excited, but also scarried: I've always lived with my parents and have never left Europe for more than 3 weeks. It's a great opportunity, but also a big challange. I hope I'' do something good for the Church due to this scholarship but.. I'm just a fragile human.
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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 07:45:48 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 07:48:33 PM »
Lord have mercy!

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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 07:49:47 PM »
Lord have mercy
Christ my God, set my heart on fire with love in You, that in its flame I may love You with all my heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul and with all my strength, and my neighbor as myself, so that by keeping Your commandments I may glorify You the Giver of every good and perfect gift. Amen.

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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 08:12:29 PM »
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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 08:13:17 PM »
God preserve your handmaid and enlighten her, by the prayers of your most pure mother.

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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 08:18:08 PM »
Through the intercessions of St. Nicholas, the Wonderworker of Myra, Lord have mercy!

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 08:18:59 PM »
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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 08:29:16 PM »
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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 09:13:24 PM »
Lord have mercy!

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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2018, 10:52:15 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Dominika.

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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2018, 01:21:13 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2018, 07:08:55 AM »
That's great!


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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2018, 10:19:36 AM »
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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 04:38:29 PM »
Lord bless and protect.
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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2018, 04:51:23 PM »
Gospodi Pomilui!
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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2018, 05:39:08 PM »
Good for you! Hope to hear more about your work once you get there!

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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2018, 05:41:39 AM »
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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2018, 09:57:44 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2018, 08:27:30 PM »
Lord have mercy.

I suggest starting a journal, blog, or vlog to keep the memories.

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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2018, 03:54:26 AM »
Thank you all for the prayers! :)

So, I'm after one week having spent there. Still, every day brings something new. I have rather no major problem with understanding Arabic used at church or casses, but spoken one - dialect(s) - is something difficult. I have a nice room, people are nice, the political sitatuion here is no very stable though. Or maybe that's somethig to get used to it. But, generally, I'm happy, feeling that's the right place for me now, so hope I'll do something beneficial for the Church in some future.


I suggest starting a journal, blog, or vlog to keep the memories.
I' wanted to create a blog, even some friends had asked me to do it. But my priest said it would be like boasting, so he's forbidden e. Well, he helped me a lot, really a lot (by saying what kind of documents I need, talking twice with the metropolitan, helping with getting all the needed blessings and permission, he even gave me money for the ticket and some start up here). He's got reall strange last 4 years. He helps a lot, but he causes problems too by strange (conservative) opinions or forbidding some things.


I'll definitely start a journal, I'm taking a lot of photos plus some videos; I don't know, maybe I'll ask him again, as it could be a work for the Church.

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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2018, 09:49:45 AM »
The Jesus Prayer ~ Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.

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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2018, 06:08:35 PM »
This is so exciting and a wonderful opportunity for you.

May God continue to bless your studies and keep you in good health.

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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2018, 06:54:25 PM »
Wow! How exciting! Praying for safety and success in your travels and studies.

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