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Guest_Myles Alexander Bailey
Posted 14 August 2005 - 11:30 AM
God love you
Posted 01 May 2005 - 06:07 PM
Just wanted to let you know the 'seeking' is over! After 44 years as a Roman Catholic I was chrismated into the Orthodox Church on Lazarus Saturday (April 23rd). I am humbled, yet very proud to share this wonderful faith you all. It was the faith of my dearly departed maternal great-grandparents and grandmother. I cetainly feel that I am home.
A Blessed Pascha to you all.
Christ is Risen!
Posted 01 July 2005 - 01:46 PM
I was just wondering if anyone here knows Archmandrite Nektarios Serfes. http://www.serfes.org/about.htm
He recently wrote an article about an amazing miracle in Syria http://www.pigizois....ika/agglika.htm
I was asked by a friend to find out how reliable a source he is. I've read his Autobiography on the internet. I was surprised to find out he was a priestmonk who studied at Holy Cross Seminary and finished at St Tikhos Seminary but most striking was that he had his own personal website. http://www.serfes.org/
Personally I believe the miracle. If anyone knows any more about this miracle plese tell me. Thank you.
Posted 12 October 2004 - 04:43 AM
My name's David, I've been lurking on this board for a few weeks. I'm an Episcoplaian w/ strong interest in Eastern Orthodox liturgy and theology. I'm considering conversion, but am still exploring. I have been visiting a local OCA parish on a regular basis for a few weeks, attending vespers and matins as well as Divine Litrugy. My yahoo ID is juliancrucifer, if you hav eyahoo messenger and see me online IM me for chat.
Guest_Jerry W. Peach
Posted 13 October 2004 - 05:07 PM
Posted 14 October 2004 - 02:34 PM
I'm another seeker, and have been lurking on Monachos for months. Thanks to everyone who makes this site such a welcoming place, with such depth of information and primary sources on the Faith.
Just a bit of advice as you're searching and praying. Your touchstone needs to be the local church, and I hope you've found a nearby Orthodox community. Speaking with a discerning priest is invaluable, and regularly being part of Divine Liturgy will bring meaning and beauty to your life. However, do be wary online: always think, 'who is putting this stuff live, and can I trust this source?'
As an inquirer, sometimes you can be a bit fragile or exposed. For example, after participating on the beliefnet.com boards, and being flamed with ad hominem attacks, I decided to make my research read-only (this is my 1st message online anywhere since being personally attacked there).
I wish you and your family joy as you search and pray in utter humility. Time for me to return to lurking as my comments are of little worth . . . thank you again Monachos community!
Guest_Jerry W. Peach
Posted 15 October 2004 - 12:32 AM
Posted 16 October 2004 - 03:04 PM
Posted 16 October 2004 - 05:34 PM
I'm delighted to read of all of your love for Christ and His Church.
On a personal note I have been an Orthodox Christian for 42 years now and I'm still trying to understand the profundity that Jerry had mentioned as it is a continuous and mystical journey embracing the teachings of the Orthodox Church and the self revealing Holy Trinity (One in Essence Consubstantial and Undivided) which is experienced by means of sacramental (mysteria) participation.
A warm welcome to all of you!
(Message edited by Matthew_P on 16 October, 2004)
Posted 17 October 2004 - 01:24 AM
I converted to Orthodoxy 9 years ago from a Lutheran > Church of God, Anderson, IN > charismatic background. I was attending university at Oral Roberts University, studying to be a charismatic preacher when I took a church history course which prompted me to begin questioning everything I had believed about the nature of the church. In light of all the historic documents I read, including scripture, I could no longer believe that the Church was intended to be an "invisible" church of many denominations, who disagree with each other on key points of faith. There had to have been some ecclessiastical structure which help to preserve the deposit of faith passed down from Christ to His apostles. After looking into Catholicism, I found, by God's grace, Orthodoxy. I wish you all well on your journey. Welcome.
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