User:Gordios

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Trinitarian infant baptism in Presbyterian Church.

BIOLA University (Music Major, Bible Minor)

Inquirer at St John The Wonderworker of Shanghi and San Francisco Orthodox Mission Parish (Bulgarian) Nashville, Tennessee (Fr Parthenios Turner, Rector) in Spring, 2000.

Blessed as catechumen by my Spiritual Father Parthenios in very early summer, 2000.

Due to financial needs, moved and attended following parishes during my catechumenate:

St Innocent of Alaska (OCA) Eureka, CA under the guidance of Fr John Ramos

Private studies with Fr Andrew Daregas, retired (GOARCH) Crescent City, CA

Pilgrimage to St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood Monastery (SERBIAN), Platina, CA

St George (OCA) Hesperia, CA under the guidance of Fr Paul Schellbach

St George (GOARCH) Palm Desert, CA as visitor

St John of Kronstadt (ROCOR) San Diego, CA under the guidance of Fr Ilia Marzev

St Spyridon (GOARCH) San Diego, CA as visitor

St Anthony The Great (Antiochian) San Diego, CA as visitor

St John of Damascus (OCA) Poway, CA under the guidance of Father Alexander Federoff

Chrysmated "Gordios" by my Spiritual Father Parthenios Turner, now of St John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Mission Parish, Nashville, TN on The Saturday of Souls, February 25, 2006

St George (GOARCH) Bakersfield, CA Father Confessor Joseph Chaffee

St John Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Mission Parish, Nashville, TN Father Confessor Parthenios Turner

St Ignatius (Antiochian), Franklin, TN Father Confessor Stephen Rogers (with the blessing of Father Parthenios)

Currently:

St Mary of Egypt (SERBIAN), Kansas City, MO Father Confessor Paisius Altschul (with the blessing of Father Parthenios)

Some have observed that my history indicates an instability of faith and praxis.

I see my history as a personal record of The Grace of God.

It is a miracle to me that in spite of my mental and emotional instabilities, God has chosen to give me another day to live for His Glory and to work out my salvation in fear and trembling.

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