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 Post subject: Entering Seminary for Study on June 12th
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:52 am 
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My education in the Eastern Catholic Faith continues. I have been accepted for study and discernment of the diaconate and begin classes on June 12th at St. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Pittsburgh.

I am.............overwhelmed.

I did not expect the list of books and reading that I will have to do. At least one of these books, BEING AND COMMUNION by Hieromonk John D. Zizioulas appears to be written on a doctorate level. I know this because I bought the book a couple of years ago and when I attempted to read it, found I was in over my head in a hurry. I have since re-read it at a much slower and deliberate pace and it is still very deep. If this is the quality of reading I am facing, I think I am in big trouble!!

Nonetheless, I accept the challenge and look forward to the first year's study, even if for no other reason than to increase my knowledge of the Eastern Catholic Faith.

Your prayers for this, and some other issues I am discerning related to this, will be appreciated!

Brother Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Entering Seminary for Study on June 12th
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:54 am 
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Congratulations! :clap: I know you have been on this journey a long time. I will remember you in prayer.


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 Post subject: Re: Entering Seminary for Study on June 12th
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:58 am 
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Thank you. I need the prayers. I believe this is going to be the hardest thing I have ever done.

Remember, I have no formal college education, which makes them accepting me even more of a miracle in my opinion.

BTW -- My good friend and cantor at our parish had a rather whimiscal take on it. He told me that even if I blow out, I'll still get a really neat cassock out of the deal! ::):


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 Post subject: Re: Entering Seminary for Study on June 12th
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 10:01 am 
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Thank you. I need the prayers. I believe this is going to be the hardest thing I have ever done.

Remember, I have no formal college education, which makes them accepting me even more of a miracle in my opinion.

You'll get it. Find some peace to study in. The Holy Spirit is there to help. :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: Entering Seminary for Study on June 12th
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 11:28 am 
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Light of the East wrote:
Remember, I have no formal college education, which makes them accepting me even more of a miracle in my opinion.



As long as you have both the desire, and internally driven discipline - you will be fine!

Very happy for you


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 Post subject: Re: Entering Seminary for Study on June 12th
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 5:16 pm 
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Just got a couple more of my future textbooks in the mail today.

I am in way over my head!


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 Post subject: Re: Entering Seminary for Study on June 12th
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:29 pm 
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I'm getting excited!!!

Leaving for the seminary to enter into formation this Sunday!!!!

I've been reading the textbooks and they have been okay. Not in as deep as I thought I was.

I can hardly wait!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Entering Seminary for Study on June 12th
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:35 pm 
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Light of the East wrote:
I'm getting excited!!!

Leaving for the seminary to enter into formation this Sunday!!!!

I've been reading the textbooks and they have been okay. Not in as deep as I thought I was.

I can hardly wait!!!




I just saw this.

Attaboy.

Now go for it.

GKC


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 Post subject: Re: Entering Seminary for Study on June 12th
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