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Why Become A Catechumen?
16-03-2007, 06:07 PM
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Why Become A Catechumen?
I wonder if I might be allowed to express my thoughts on this thread about why I want to become a Catechumen, as a way of clarifying things in my mind? I shall add to this from time to time, before I am received into the Catechumenate.

Quote:'Let us invoke Him as the inexpressible God, incomprehensible, invisible and unknowable. Let us avow that He surpasses all power of human speech, that He eludes the grasp of every mortal intelligence, that the Angels cannot penetrate Him, nor the Seraphim see Him in full clarity, nor the Cherubim fully understand Him. For He is invisible to the Principalities and Powers, to all creatures without exception. Only the Son and the Holy Spirit know Him.' St. John Chrysostom

Lord, I want to know You, but words and concepts so often seem to get in the way. They reveal and conceal, illuminate and darken. Reveal Yourself to me Yourself and in Your Own way, or I am without hope. Help me to enter into a living and loving personal relationship with You, and not depend upon the second-hand words and thoughts of others without You Yourself illuminating them for me. Amen.
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Messages In This Thread
Why Become A Catechumen? - Mark Fletcher - 16-03-2007 06:07 PM
Why? - Mark Fletcher - 16-03-2007, 06:56 PM
Mortality - Mark Fletcher - 16-03-2007, 09:28 PM
Catechumenate - John Charmley - 16-03-2007, 10:28 PM
Light and Darkness - Mark Fletcher - 20-03-2007, 08:56 AM
Light and darkness - John Charmley - 20-03-2007, 09:55 AM
Lost and Found - Mark Fletcher - 20-03-2007, 10:15 AM
Thanks - Mark Fletcher - 20-03-2007, 10:19 AM
why become a catechumen? - kirk yacoub - 23-03-2007, 11:20 AM
[] - admin - 23-03-2007, 11:23 AM
Catechumenate - John Charmley - 23-03-2007, 12:57 PM
Catechumenate - Mark Fletcher - 23-03-2007, 05:25 PM
Re: Catechumenate - John Charmley - 23-03-2007, 05:52 PM
Avatars - Mark Fletcher - 23-03-2007, 09:15 PM
Catechumenate - John Charmley - 23-03-2007, 10:21 PM
Thanks - Mark Fletcher - 24-03-2007, 08:08 AM
why become a catachumen? - kirk yacoub - 24-03-2007, 10:38 AM
Response - Mark Fletcher - 24-03-2007, 07:40 PM
Reflections - John Charmley - 25-03-2007, 12:18 AM
[] - Fr Gregory - 25-03-2007, 07:42 AM
Christianity - John Charmley - 25-03-2007, 02:23 PM



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