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Offline Dominika

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

Where in the Middle East?
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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 »
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Re: Leaving my country and going to the Middle East
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2018, 10:19:36 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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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!