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Some of our own need Prayers and help
« on: April 02, 2019, 02:42:17 PM »
Friends,

Two of our fellow members here at OC.net, Jovan and Alexandra need lots of prayers, and also any assistance you can give. They quite literally 'met' here and now have a family together. These are not strangers, but rather part of the crazy family here.

from the linked page below: Shortly after giving birth, Alexia was suffering from many symptoms-high fever, aching body, nausea, chills, etc. While a course of antibiotics seemed to help, after finishing them, she was sick again. Doctors were unable to figure out what was wrong.  After many doctors visits and testing, Alexia and her young family received devastating news: she has stage four colon cancer that has metastasized to her liver and possibly her lungs as well.

There is more info on the situation on the link. Please consider at a minimum, praying for them, and giving what you can to help them.



https://www.gofundme.com/f/bring-alexia-home?pc=fb_dn_cpgnstaticsmall_r&rcid=r01-155380555867-1c2e39d984924419&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgnstaticsmall_r&fbclid=IwAR3RwWMDGQTeri9KMJ51myBER8j5R25m--cenEYScMa_zR3_GDE3ddvw2ac



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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 02:47:43 PM »
Lord have mercy :(
Christ my God, set my heart on fire with love in You, that in its flame I may love You with all my heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul and with all my strength, and my neighbor as myself, so that by keeping Your commandments I may glorify You the Giver of every good and perfect gift. Amen.

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 03:19:35 PM »
May the Lord have mercy on them! 

A number of the mods have contributed, and we do support the campaign being listed here.  By His grace and our cooperation, we hope they can find the medical treatment they need, and a way back home.
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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 04:24:19 PM »
Is she the young one that was married a couple years ago or so?  Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, St. Panteleimon, St. Luke, Lord have mercy!
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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 04:52:33 PM »
Lord have mercy. St. Luke and St. Pantaleimon, pray for us.
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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2019, 07:28:34 PM »
Kyrie eleison!

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 07:51:00 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2019, 08:01:16 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2019, 08:25:29 PM »
Alexia is a very kind person and has a beautiful family, and we need to pray fervently for them.

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2019, 08:32:25 PM »
Is she the young one that was married a couple years ago or so?  Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, St. Panteleimon, St. Luke, Lord have mercy!

Yes, I believe so:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,70446.msg1433166.html#msg1433166

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2019, 08:32:53 PM »
Alexia is a very kind person and has a beautiful family, and we need to pray fervently for them.

Amen!

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2019, 08:37:33 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2019, 09:10:41 PM »
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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2019, 11:14:22 PM »
They certainly have my prayers.

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2019, 04:04:25 AM »
Lord have mercy. I pray for a full recovery.

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2019, 05:18:48 AM »
Lord have mercy!

I've met Jovan in person some years ago, I'm so sorry :(
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2019, 05:37:28 AM »
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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2019, 10:44:13 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2019, 11:54:01 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2019, 05:47:41 PM »
Lord have mercy on Alexia

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2019, 06:52:35 PM »
I am so sad about Alexia and Jovan, I hope everyone is praying for them.  I haven’t been so sad since I found out some relatives of mine had passed away.  But there is still hope here, so we have to pray.

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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2019, 09:30:49 PM »
Lord have mercy.   :(

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2019, 10:12:25 PM »
Holy,Holy,Holy art thou' O God, through the Theotokos, have mercy upon us.

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2019, 10:27:24 AM »
I don't usually do this, but I'm bumping the thread so it gets back into the stream of consciousness.  May the Lord bless Alexandra and Jovan and their children, and may He reward with His grace all those who help them in any way (prayer, material support, etc.).
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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2019, 10:50:46 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2019, 08:17:06 PM »
Bumping so others will see this thread.

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2019, 08:19:30 PM »
Lord have mercy!
Christ my God, set my heart on fire with love in You, that in its flame I may love You with all my heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul and with all my strength, and my neighbor as myself, so that by keeping Your commandments I may glorify You the Giver of every good and perfect gift. Amen.

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Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2019, 01:13:38 AM »
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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2019, 12:09:54 AM »
Please continue praying for our dear Alxandra and her husband and children as we approach Holy Week. 

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2019, 01:07:56 AM »
Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy.


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« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2019, 06:26:12 PM »
Lord have mercy
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« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2019, 06:40:56 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2019, 03:05:06 PM »
Just saw this now from Alpha's sig and OMG, will be donating here shortly.

Lord have mercy!! Good grief this is horrible horrible news.
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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2019, 05:44:52 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2019, 06:14:08 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2019, 06:35:49 PM »
Still praying.  Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2019, 03:17:59 AM »
The Philokalia Jesus Prayer ~ Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me - a sinner.

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« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2019, 12:35:20 PM »
Still praying.  Lord, have mercy.

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« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2019, 11:52:00 AM »
Any updates?
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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2019, 02:56:54 PM »
Lord, have mercy on us... Holy Unmercenaries, pray for us.
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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2019, 04:25:04 PM »
As of late April, she was able to have coverage under the Ontario health insurance plan after the government waived the 3-month waiting period.  Nothing newer than that, I'm afraid.

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5115557

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2019, 02:51:15 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Some of our own need Prayers and help
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2019, 01:41:04 PM »
Rest in peace. I am so sorry.
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