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I officially became a Catechumen!

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by David Cabrera, Feb 17, 2019.

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  1. David Cabrera

    David Cabrera Well-Known Member

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    It was in the last day our priest remained with us before moving away. So please pray for me and for my parish while we wait for a new priest to come.
     
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  2. ArmyMatt

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    glory to God!

    prayers for sure!
     
  3. “Paisios”

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    Glory to God!

    It’s an exciting time.
     
  4. RobNJ

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    Glory to God!!!!
     
  5. All4Christ

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    Glory to God! Prayers for you as well!
     
  6. ~Anastasia~

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    Glory to God! So happy for you!

    Are there already plans in place for a priest to come? (Forgive me please if you've already posted about this - I've been missing a lot lately!)

    Prayers for you and your parish and priest-to-be!
     
  7. David Cabrera

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    I think we are getting a new one by May but we are having temporary priests coming every week.
     
  8. ~Matteus~

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    Congrats, how cool !
    As a former cathecumen myself I wish you the very best :)
     
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  9. gurneyhalleck1

    gurneyhalleck1 In the Phantom Zone in exile

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    OP: Now on week 3 of your catechumenate, you will learn our secret handshake. Week 6 you learn the secret passwords. Week 7 you get hazed or thrown in a dumpster. Week 10 we force you to eat a whole jar of Vegemite. If you can endure the Feats of Strength and Airing of Grievances, you're IN!
     
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  10. David Cabrera

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    Just like when I was rushing a frat.
     
  11. LaBèlla

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    David, what does this mean? I wanted to congratulate you but I don't know what I'm celebrating. :)
     
  12. Light of the East

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    JEALOUS I AM!!!!!
     
  13. David Cabrera

    David Cabrera Well-Known Member

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    A catechumen is defined as “one receiving instruction in the basic doctrines of Christianity before admission to communicant membership in the Church.”
    So I will be learning and growing on the faith before joining the Orthodox Church.
     
  14. LaBèlla

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    That's wonderful! Congratulations. How long does the process take?
     
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  15. David Cabrera

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    I will need to talk to my priest about it, it is different according to how your faith is.
     
  16. LaBèlla

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    You've demonstrated a zeal for the Lord thus far. It is my hope the process enriches your walk with Him. Good luck. :)
     
  17. ArmyMatt

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    that depends on the person and what that person needs. I have known some as short as a few weeks to as long as a number of years. generally, like 99 times out of 100, it's about a year-ish. mine was about 9 months.
     
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  18. LaBèlla

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    Thank you for your insight. I'm not conversant in your teachings but I've enjoyed what I've read thus far. There is an element of peace in this area that I appreciate.
     
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  19. ArmyMatt

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    thank God!
     
  20. gurneyhalleck1

    gurneyhalleck1 In the Phantom Zone in exile

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    By the way, Week 10’s challenge with the Vegemite was a piece of cake for Prodromos. He didn’t do as well with the secret handshake....
     
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