If you'd be so kind as to add prayers for my friend Jonathan and his wife, Whitney; they've just delivered their first child, Lydia Grace, via C-Section yesterday, and she (Lydia) is in ICU due to respiratory failure. Pray to the Lord, to St. John the Evangelist and Theologian (whose memory we on the New Calendar commemorate today), and St. Lydia for the deliverance of this family.
In other news, our good friends Daniel and Mary, who've recently lost their child James, are now grieving the loss of Daniel's mother, Susan, who reposed unexpectedly on Tuesday. Please pray for their family and for the repose of the soul of the handmaiden of God, Susan.
Lord, have mercy on us. Let our funeral lamentation be "Alleluia." Glory to God for all things.