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Offline zebu

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GUESS WHAT!
« on: April 24, 2006, 07:00:14 PM »
I got baptized and chrismated on Holy Saturday, and I received my first communion on Pascha!  It was the most amazing, most real experience of my life! During the baptism itself, I really felt myself dying and then being raised again a new creation.  I am not just saying that, I mean, I really feel new!  Words are just so insuffient to describe it all, but it was just AMAZING.  I think amazing is my favorite word to describe all things Orthodox, lol.  I'm just so thankful that God brought me to a new life with Him and that I now have the Savior inside of me! It was most definitely the most joyful day of my entire life, Pascha.   :)
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Re: GUESS WHAT!
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 07:02:23 PM »
Christ is Risen!

Wonderful!!! Welcome Home! Thanks for sharing your blessed event. I served at a baptism this Saturday that alsso was beautiful and wonderous in the context of the Liturgy.

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 07:05:56 PM »
What joyful news, zebu.  Welcome home, indeed!

Christ is risen!  Indeed He is risen!

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 07:39:36 PM »
Many years zebu!
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Re: GUESS WHAT!
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 10:07:27 PM »
Christ is Risen!
Congratulations Zebu!  Just don't try going and diving into a swimming pool are anything lately.  The grace at this time might have you walk on the water instead. ;)  May God grant you many years! :)
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Re: GUESS WHAT!
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2006, 10:33:20 PM »
Christ is Risen, and apparently so are you!  May the Risen Lord bless your life, and welcome to the family!
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2006, 10:57:30 PM »
Christ is risen! Congratulations, Zebu! Awesome news! Great that you made this decision. May God help you in everything in your life!

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Re: GUESS WHAT!
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2006, 11:09:57 PM »
CONGRATULATIONS and WELCOME HOME, Zebu!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Yes, I was overjoyed to see two of my newest friends and their two young children received into the Body of Christ this past Saturday, as well.  Their 4-year-old boy was so excited to be baptized that he couldn't wait for the priest and actually tried to baptize himself.  What a hyper bundle of energy he is, and so cute, too!

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Voistinu voskrese!
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2006, 08:31:54 AM »
Yay!!!!!!

awesome, isn't it?  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2006, 10:45:19 AM »
Congratulations and many blessings to you in your new life in Christ!

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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2006, 12:03:58 PM »
Christ is risen!
Congratulations Zebu, that's fantastic news.

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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2006, 06:56:16 PM »
I got baptized and chrismated on Holy Saturday, and I received my first communion on Pascha!  It was the most amazing, most real experience of my life! During the baptism itself, I really felt myself dying and then being raised again a new creation.  I am not just saying that, I mean, I really feel new!  Words are just so insuffient to describe it all, but it was just AMAZING.  I think amazing is my favorite word to describe all things Orthodox, lol.  I'm just so thankful that God brought me to a new life with Him and that I now have the Savior inside of me! It was most definitely the most joyful day of my entire life, Pascha.   :)

This is amazing. I'm glad this has been a most real experience of your life; your first Pascha, communion and baptism itself! May God grant you many years.

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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2006, 07:46:49 PM »
Christos Anesti!

This is wonderful news!

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Re: GUESS WHAT!
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2006, 10:22:16 AM »
Welcome, Zebu! Your name has been on a yellow sticky in my prayer book since you raised some issues when you first posted here several months ago. How good it is to see the growth in your life! Glory to God! Christ is risen!

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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2006, 05:21:40 PM »
Christos Anesti, Zebu!
Now, one request in reading from here on: The Way of the Pilgrim. Lets get to work on the great prayer work ahead!

Congratulations and may your
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guide you to the One Who Is,
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