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Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Garajotsi] #408383 09/18/14 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Garajotsi
Prayers are offered!

Garaj


Thank you!! I'm also studying Todd/Apotheoun's very good website.

Alex

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Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Lester S] #408384 09/18/14 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Lester S
Prayers, Alex!


Please accept my deepest gratitude sir!

Alex

Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Orthodox Catholic] #408393 09/18/14 01:24 PM
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I watched my husband go through those decerning years, then to finally partake, beyond imagination.

How many years I watched and listened to you. That hunger for more, to give, and receive more! Kind of what it's all about.

Fr Deacon Stan was 65 when he passed, but everyone of those years were more than he could have ever imagined. Kind of where you are, each year is more!

Yeah, it's about time wink

Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Pani Rose] #408397 09/18/14 02:59 PM
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Love you, Pani Rose! Thank you for such a touching, heart-felt post!

Alex

Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Orthodox Catholic] #408419 09/18/14 08:46 PM
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smile. Hey the cool thing is, and answer to prayer, Byzcath has let me stay on!

Happy dance!

Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Pani Rose] #408420 09/18/14 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Pani Rose
smile. Hey the cool thing is, and answer to prayer, Byzcath has let me stay on!

Happy dance!


Byzcath would be severely diminished without you, Pani!

I like your use of "dance" - yes, it is a great dance isn't it?

God bless you, my dear!

Alexxx

Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Orthodox Catholic] #408439 09/19/14 02:39 PM
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Crikey! What a good thing to pursue. Prayers and a premature axios from me.

Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Mark R] #408461 09/20/14 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark R
Crikey! What a good thing to pursue. Prayers and a premature axios from me.


Dear Mark,

You would make an excellent Deacon (a Priest too and definitely a Bishop!!)

Just plunge right in sir!

Alex

Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Orthodox Catholic] #408467 09/20/14 08:07 PM
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Dear Friends,

Thank you for your prayers and encouragement!

It's time for me to get serious and to do some hard work. I'll sign off from the Forum (and other things) to focus exclusively on this challenge!

Thank you once again,

Alex

Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Orthodox Catholic] #408468 09/20/14 11:18 PM
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Isn't it often said that Our God does a dance?

My favorite verse Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Orthodox Catholic] #408490 09/22/14 01:47 PM
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Alex,

Congrats for moving ahead. The church will benefit from having you, and the other gentlemen in the program, as a deacon, serving the church.

Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: rome1453] #408491 09/22/14 03:53 PM
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Thank you Rev. Fr. Deacon!

It's all in the Hands of the Lord - and those of the Eparch too!

With profound respect,

Alex

Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Pani Rose] #408492 09/22/14 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Pani Rose
Isn't it often said that Our God does a dance?

My favorite verse Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.


Dear Pani,

I would welcome the opportunity to dance with you!!

Alex

Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Orthodox Catholic] #408505 09/23/14 01:55 AM
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Alex, my brother and friend,

Congratulations on your discernment and on being selected. Prayers for your success, that St Stephen, Protodeacon and Protomartyr, guide you, and that God grant you many years in His service.


"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."
Re: For my diaconal studies [Re: Irish Melkite] #408513 09/23/14 08:20 AM
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Thank you, dear brother in Christ!!

Alex

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