Please pray. The Holy Trinity is with us.Our hearts go out to our brothers who have witnessed s faithfully to the abiding love of the Holy Trinity for all creation, calling the Orthodox and all Christians to receive the Sacraments, be the Church, and proclaim Good News to all creation. May the beloved holy elder from Athens be comforted in suffering and weakness, defended by the Holy Angels, and fall asleep at last in Christ, to rise also in Christ.
Dear friends everywhere: The community of the 'Jn1034' is sad today. Our beloved holy elder from Athens who residing in New York is suddenly ill and suffers with a great physical pain. Without him we have a smaller vision and voice, and this Orthodox blog can not be updated. For many decades he is the spiritual elder and the 'éminence grise' of the Pan-Orthodoxy in Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas and his intercession for the Holy Church are international and with honourable merits. Please pray for the health and salvation for the whole world and the many people who suffer a greater agony than he, the people without the grace and the mercy of the Holy Trinity God, the millions upon millions with life and death need and want. Our brother is a remarkable protopresbyter, called out of the world for the Holy Episcopacy of the Church, a man taught of God in the Holy Spirit, a great and humble soul called 'exceptional' by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Phanar, for he is for the heart of the Great Church of Christ. Thank you and may God grant you all many years.
'+Jn1034' from the Holy God-Trodden Monastery of Saint Aikaterini in the Mount Sinai
THROUGH THE HANDS OF +JN1034 . 22.1.10
For the people of Haiti, those who help them, those who support financially and in prayer, and those who love Haiti.
We continue to remember Jane R's mother in hospital, Jane's father, Jane, and the whole family.
Jane R had a lovely and delicious supper at the retirement community w/my father after another day at the hospital. Strong possibility my mother will be discharged tomorrow, with follow-up care at home. Thanks to the Prayer Posse for continuing solidarity and spiritual support.Journeying mercies for Diane's daughter en route from South Africa.
For Fran and Mark dealing with a dead water heater.
Healing for Christal who sprained back, wrist, and ankle. Also for Charles recovering from a sprained ankle.
For JohnBear still in the process of being fitted out for a clinical trial and for Raven.
For Charlotte diagnosed with breast cancer in both breasts. (See Wounded Bird for more.)
Thanksgiving for the safe arrival of Noah Taliesin Chesterton, for his parents (and grandfather Tim Chesterton).
For Mark (Mapko).
For the repose of the soul of Doxy's father, for her aunt who is taking it especially hard, for her cousins, and for Doxy and her children.
For all the requests on the Prayer List at OCICBW.
For Father Tony and the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour that we may reach out and find meaningful and effective ways to serve the South Valley.
For my ex-FIL Jack in whatever medical course he pursues.
For the closing of Gitmo and the restoration of civil trials and rule of law.
For the homeless, the hungry, and the unemployed.