12 July 2009

Apology & Prayer Request


I had planned to do a post today for Elder Sophrony and another tomorrow for the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, but my plans got a bit fouled up. I got a call from my sister this afternoon saying that my father, Stephen, had been taken to the ER at St John the Evangelist Hospital in Tulsa, OK, after he had had a couple of brief blackout episodes, involving an increased heartrate and what looked like some mild seizures. But while he's had some blood tests and a CAT scan and is being kept overnight for monitoring, the episodes have not recurred since he's been under observation. He received Holy Unction from Fr Ambrose, the OCA priest in Tulsa (to whom I am immensely grateful), and to all appearances is now a pretty healthy man, but I'm staying overnight here in Oklahoma's second city just in case and plan to return to OKC tomorrow when he is released. Please pray for him, dear readers, and if I have a chance I may try to make up these posts, but otherwise, they may have to wait until next year. By the way, if anyone has the opportunity to have him commemorated, I would greatly appreciate that as well. He is a faithful Orthodox Christian, and a wonderful father.

9 comments:

Ian said...

My prayers for your father, you, and your family.

Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.

American History said...

Keeping you and family in our prayers. We lit a candle at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher thanks to http://holylandprayer.net. God bless.

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

My prayers for a speedy return to health for your dear father, and for you too !

Anna said...

Our prayers for your father and your family.

mercifuljuliana said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Juliana

aaronandbrighid said...

I am grateful to all of you. I'll post an update here in a little bit.

JLB said...

Lord have mercy on your father and family.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

Just caught up with your post. I am so glad things seem to be turning out OK. Prayers sent (belatedly).

YB in ICXC
John

The Ochlophobist said...

Will do.