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Militants of TAW starting January 2006 (Introduction Thread)

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by Akathist, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. ArmyMatt

    ArmyMatt Regular Member Supporter

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    welcome!
     
  2. ~Anastasia~

    ~Anastasia~ † Handmaid of God †

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    Hello and welcome to CF and to TAW!

    Many parts of your story are pretty similar to mine. And I suspect a good number of people we meet here. :)

     
  3. All4Christ

    All4Christ ✙ The Handmaid of God Laura ✙ CF Senior Ambassador Supporter

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    Welcome!
     
  4. Moses Medina

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    Realized I never have posted here.

    Moses, Chrismated 14 April 2019.
    Just a layman.
     
  5. SalemsConcordance

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    Hello! I have been lurking for a few months, inquiring since the start of this year, and am now a Catechumen as of a few weeks ago in Washington state, GOCA near Seattle. I was a LDS member until my early teens, then lost as a agnostic, gnostic, sometimes atheist for nearly twenty years, and just came back to God last year.
    I may write more later, but I appreciate this forums knowledge helping me with questions on the faith and process.
     
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  6. ArmyMatt

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  7. All4Christ

    All4Christ ✙ The Handmaid of God Laura ✙ CF Senior Ambassador Supporter

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    Welcome!!
     
  8. Hermit76

    Hermit76 You can call me Paisios Supporter

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    Welcome
     
  9. Melily

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    My name is Melissa. Melily is short for Melissa Lynn. I’m a catechumen in the Greek Orthodox Church (I’m in the USA). I’m 51, married with 2 adult daughters. We are empty nesters with 2 dogs and a cat. I enjoy reading and hiking.
     
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  10. ArmyMatt

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  11. Via Cassian

    Via Cassian Fuga mundi (flight from the world)

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    1. Real first name:

    John

    2. What jurisdiction your parish is in:

    Don't have one yet. I am in Tampa, Florida

    3. Status:

    Serious Inquirer, but am trying to find the place to begin.

    4. Any other information:

    Marital status: Widower

    Children: Two, grown

    Pets: None

    Hobbies: photography, Florida day trips, Florida history, history of Europe, history of the US Apollo space program, geocaching

    Life style: ascetic, contemplative withdrawn from the world.
     
  12. ArmyMatt

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  13. Phronema

    Phronema Orthodox Christian Supporter

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    Welcome! I'm originally from Sarasota, FL, and that's a beautiful part of Florida. I hope you find your time in TAW edifying.
     
  14. Via Cassian

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    Thank you ArmyMatt!
     
  15. Via Cassian

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    Thank you. You must be a rare Florida native who moved away from Florida, most people move into the state! I am a nonnative, having moved to Florida in 1963. The Tampa area has been home since 1973.

    I am impressed with the faithful souls on TAW, it's good community.
     
  16. Phronema

    Phronema Orthodox Christian Supporter

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    You're quite welcome. I live in the Florida Panhandle now due to my job, but I still have a few family members, and friends down that direction. I spent some time down there last year in Sarasota as well, and loved it all over again. The area is a bit expensive, but it certainly is nice.

    I agree on TAW being good community. I was new here a few years back, and spent a long time lurking, but we have a good group here. Folks are always friendly, and willing to answer any questions you may have. I hope you enjoy it here.
     
  17. Melily

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    Welcome John! I’m new here too. Everyone has been so nice.
     
  18. cradleGO

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    (The prior post was dated Mar 2021. Covid hindered?)

    My Nameday is Aug 15.

    Jurisdiction (likely not an Orthodox term) GOArch

    Cradle Orthodox but raised among Baptists and Methodists, but +/- fully Orthodox

    Married to a Roman Catholic. No kids. Retired.

    The following are not for discussion here, but these are some interests. If there are threads related to any of these, then if it is within the rules, would appreciate a reference.
    1. Feel that US Orthodox need to move toward canonical unity. Set a goal date. (All the harumps, aside.) Exarchs can deal with ethnicities as needed. (Applies to Canada, Australia - anywhere where there are many Orthodox ethnicities.)
    2. Feel there is a need for outreach to Muslims, as the internet has not been kind to Muslim apologists. Orthodoxy should get "its share" of converts/apostates. Not talking proselytism, but rather information suited for a prospective convert from Islam.
    3. Feel that ethnic Orthodox in US were too quick to abandon or downplay traditions (small t) in the rush to be Americanized. To the extent some of these are present, they are not taught to converts or "less ethnic" ethnics. May sound remote but could expound in the right forum.
    4. Orthodox youth need more rather than less involvement in the Church communities, but it needs to be meaningful. Young people want to help (in any field) as long as it isn't busy work or is not appreciated.
    5. This may exist, but it should be useful to survey Orthodox converts and develop a program, on an inter-Orthodox basis, to help the transition into Orthodoxy, and to strengthen the prospects of attracting other converts. Again, not proselytism, but information and awareness enhancement to all Orthodox communities and to prospective converts.

    I've omitted a controversial one (among Orthodox jurisdictions) - other than #1, above. :swoon:
     
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  19. Mary of Bethany

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    Welcome to TAW, cradleGO!
     
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  20. ArmyMatt

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    indeed, welcome!
     
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