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Lietuva brangi: 20 years of independance #344968 03/10/10 03:24 PM
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On March 11, 1990 the land of my forefathers, Lithuania, declared independance from the Soviet Union, which had hellishly occupied the country for 50 years.

Please join me in praying that Lithuania will use her new-found freedom wisely and make progress among the nations of the world.

sites of interest about Church life there include:
www.katalikai.lt
www.gailestingumas.lt (Vilnius shrine of Divine mercy)
www.siluva.lt
www.ourladyofsiluva.com
www.kryziukalnas.lt (Hill of Crosses)
www.piligrimukelias.lt (Catholic pilgrimage sites in Lithuania)

Re: Lietuva brangi: 20 years of independance [Re: sielos ilgesys] #344973 03/10/10 03:46 PM
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(recent Lithuanian pro-family, anti-sodomite legislation is really praiseworthy, but I wonder how long will it stand...)

Re: Lietuva brangi: 20 years of independance [Re: PeterPeter] #345178 03/13/10 09:21 PM
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Does the pro-family legislation mean they are going to make divorce very difficult and remarriage afterwards nearly impossible?

Re: Lietuva brangi: 20 years of independance [Re: sielos ilgesys] #345200 03/14/10 07:50 AM
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Congratulations to the people of Lithuania, the homeland of my forefathers. May the Lithuanians enjoy peace and prosperity for Many Years, Many Many Years!

Re: Lietuva brangi: 20 years of independance [Re: Cbpotel] #345220 03/14/10 06:29 PM
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I believe the Lithuanians were the first of the former Soviet republics to declare independence. Quite a trend they established!

Re: Lietuva brangi: 20 years of independance [Re: John Schweich] #345236 03/15/10 01:58 AM
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My Subdeacon,Igor Itomlenski,although a devout Russian Orthodox,was also a Lithuanian patriot.In my years of serving in Cleveland,he was a staunch supporter of not only myself,but of both the long suffering Lithuanian and Russian peoples.On his behalf,I add my own congratulations to the Lithuanian nation and ask everyone's prayers for the soul of Subdeacon Igor.

Re: Lietuva brangi: 20 years of independance [Re: Fr. Al] #345254 03/15/10 04:40 AM
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Prayers for the Lithuanian people and may the memory of Subdeacon Igor be eternal.


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."

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