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« on: October 28, 2003, 05:31:02 PM »

Dear All,
Please pray for a priest whose a family friend of ours.  He lives in Bell Canyon (Southern California), which is a few miles from the fires, & has been given "optional evacuation" orders.  The surrounding canyons are now under "mandatory evacuation" orders.  He & his matushka are packing up their icons, personal possessions, & pets.  Their house is located about 5 miles from the only entrance, exit of the canyon.  
Please pray for Fr. Alexander & his family.
Thanks,
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2003, 05:36:04 PM »

This cannot be a comfortable situation.

I was watching this on BBC News earlier this evening and I understand that now people are being evacuated without option. Under these circumstances what can you save in the short time you have - dreadful.

My prayers are with all who are affected.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2003, 07:29:10 PM »

Being in So Cal I will pray for him and others affected by these man made wild fires.

May the Lord serve justice to these arsonists.

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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2003, 11:21:01 AM »

Got this forward this morning, an update:

Thank you all for your prayers and expressions of support.

Through the intercession of the Holy Mother of God and of the saints, Our
Lord has been merciful to us.

The terrible fire stopped just over the last ridge near our house--less
than a mile away. The smoke was black and towering. The animals were
frantic. All were prepared to evacuate--we had rented a van to carry what
we could.

And then--the fire simply started to move away. No homes were touched.

We stayed at the house, prepared to leave if the fire threatened again--but
by morning it was clear that the fire was nowhere near us.

Thanking God for His unceasing mercies toward us, sinners,


With love in Christ,

Prot. Alexander Lebedeff
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2003, 09:31:30 PM »

Praise be to God!
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