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Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« on: January 02, 2010, 08:48:57 AM »
If you could spare a moment, please pray for my wife Mary Cecilia, who has been admitted to the hospital. She has had artificial heart valves all her life, and recently had to have one of them replaced. It has been a few months since the operation, but her wound still has not healed properly, and she recently began having breathing issues. So, they admitted her and she is now in the Cardiothoracic ICU (which I guess is kind of a specialized ICU for people who have gone through heart/chest operations).

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 08:53:13 AM »
Prayers ,Molitve.....For You and Mary Cecilia
Lord Have Mercy ! Lord Hear Our Prayers....Amen Amen..
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 09:03:06 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 09:07:22 AM »
I just got a call... they don't think she is going to survive...  :-[ If you see this, please pray...

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010, 09:16:34 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your handmaiden and servant!   :'(
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2010, 09:28:39 AM »
She's dead. I don't know why I'm sitting here typing. I guess I want something to focus on. I have nothing else to do but cry. We seperated in July. She chose a different path. I think she was happy these last few months though. She was 27. 27 year olds aren't supposed to die. I called the hospital to talk to the nurse, and she said that Mary died at 8:03 this morning. Why?

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2010, 09:44:19 AM »
I am so very sorry.  :'( 

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2010, 10:51:32 AM »
My sincere condolences, Asteriktos.  Memory eternal!
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010, 12:13:40 PM »
Lord have mercy!  

I am so sad to hear this.   :'(

Asteriktos,

Do you have family who can help you out and be with you at this moment?  Do you have someone who can help you with the girls right now?

I remember when Mary Cecilia used to post here.  I believe she is with God now and is praying for you and the girls.  Memory eternal!

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2010, 12:32:46 PM »
+Eternal Memory.
This is devestating. I'm so sorry. :'(
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2010, 12:34:16 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

I am so sorry and sad for this, Asteriktos.  You and your family are in my prayers!  If there's anything I can do, please PM me, brother.

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2010, 12:38:53 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2010, 01:41:06 PM »
I just don't have the words. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2010, 02:12:21 PM »
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2010, 03:30:53 PM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2010, 03:32:39 PM »
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2010, 03:36:40 PM »
Memory eternal.  I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2010, 03:54:09 PM »
I am so sorry for your loss.. vichnaya pamyat.  prayers

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2010, 04:51:39 PM »
Memory Eternal!

It is so hard to lose someone you love, you will be in my prayers Asteriktos.

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2010, 05:21:39 PM »
Oh my. I am so sorry, Asteriktos. So very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. May Mary Cecila's memory be eternal!
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2010, 05:32:51 PM »
Memory eternal! Our prayers are with you & your daughters, Justin.
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2010, 05:38:22 PM »
I am very sorry to hear this, Justin.  You and your daughters and Mary will certainly be in my prayers.
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2010, 05:46:05 PM »
Memory eternal! Christ is risen!

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2010, 05:52:14 PM »
   + Молитве +......Бог Да Mary Cecila's
Душу Опрости ,Лакајој  Земља Била,
Царство Насељивање Дај Господе Слуги Твојој....Амин Амин....
       Господе Помилуј....Амин
          + Вечнаја  Памјат +

 + Prayers +....May God Forgive Mary Cecila's
all her sins and the earth be light for her,
May Thy Servant  inherit the Eternal Kingdom Grant it O Lord..Amen Amen
          Lord Have Mercy...Amen
          + Memory Eternal +
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2010, 07:22:22 PM »
The worst day of my life. Thank you all for your prayers. My mother and her husband came down to be with me today, so I was not alone for most of the day, and they also went with me to the funeral home. I have lost the person I cared about most on this earth. It happened so suddenly. Just yesterday she was talking to people, myself included, and she was fine. She wished me a happy new year, and hoped that I was "healthy and happy". Less than one day later, she's dead. I don't hate God. I don't blame God. I just don't understand.

EDIT--PS, for anyone praying for my daughters, if you'd like to pray for them by name, they are Athanasia and Sahara.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2010, 07:25:05 PM by Asteriktos »

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2010, 07:59:32 PM »
Asteriktos, there are no words to express the shock and sadness I feel for you and your little girls, Athanasia and Sahara.

Lord have mercy on you all and may He comfort you during this awful time. May Mary Cecilia's memory be eternal.
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2010, 08:04:03 PM »
May her memory be eternal!

May you and your daughters Athanasia and Sahara, be comforted at this time.

Like so many others here, I am shocked at this news. But, you are among friends here, Asteriktos, and we only want the best for you and your family. Please let us know what we can do to help you and yours.
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2010, 08:18:24 PM »
I am so terribly sorry. Praying for you and your daughters.

God be with you.

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2010, 08:34:28 PM »
Con- Prayers.....

May the Blessed Lord Comfort  You and your Daughters, Athanasia and Sahara,
And All your Familiy and Friends n this time of sorrow ....Amen Amen...


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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2010, 09:35:45 PM »
Deeply sorry to hear this news. I wish you and your family much comfort, strength, and peace at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2010, 09:59:58 PM »
for anyone praying for my daughters, if you'd like to pray for them by name, they are Athanasia and Sahara.
May God hold Athanasia and Sahara and you in gently in His Hands and carry you through this worst day of your life.
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2010, 10:15:26 PM »
A pic of Mary with our two children, from 2007...


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« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2010, 10:31:21 PM »
What a beautiful picture! Mary and you and Athanasia and Sahara are in my constant thoughts and prayers!
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2010, 12:12:23 AM »
Lord, have mercy upon little Athanasia, Sahara and their father during this most difficult time.
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2010, 12:16:12 AM »
My deepest condolences on the passing of your wife.   :(

May the Lord grant comfort and strength to you, Athanasia, Sahara and Mary Cecilia's family and friends during this period of sudden loss.

Amen!

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2010, 12:21:00 AM »
This is so terrible to hear.  Here I was pestering you with my own little problems in PM without a clue about this day you are going through.  I cannot find the words to express my deep sadness about this tragedy.

The only thing I can think of to comfort you is to try and remember that death is a lie of the devil and that the grave has been conquered by our Lord.  I know such things often seem trite in our greatest hour of pain, but know that my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your daughters tonight.

May Mary's memory be eternal!

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« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2010, 12:57:13 AM »
I have started an online candle memorial for Mary Cecilia for those who would like to light a candle online:
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« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2010, 01:12:32 AM »
Eternal memory.  I am so sorry.  I will remember all of you at Liturgy tomorrow.

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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2010, 05:15:17 PM »
Lord have mercy.  May Mary Cecilia's memory be eternal.  Asteriktos, I am so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you, Athansia and Sahara. 

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« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2010, 11:02:14 PM »
Dear Asteriktos,
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss, brother. Extremely shocking. My most sincere sympathies. Eternal be Mary Cecilia's memory!

Dear Lord, please grant the eternal comfort to the newly reposed handmaiden Mary Cecilia.

May God bless and protect you,  Athanasia and Sahara. You all are in my unworthy prayers.

What a beautiful picture!

Exactly! Thank you for posting this, Asteriktos.

Please let us know what we can do to help you and yours.

Ditto.

Again, my most sincere condolences.

Dear Redeemer, please grant the eternal rest to Mary Cecilia and help her loves ones.

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« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2010, 11:40:04 PM »
The worst day of my life. Thank you all for your prayers. My mother and her husband came down to be with me today, so I was not alone for most of the day, and they also went with me to the funeral home. I have lost the person I cared about most on this earth. It happened so suddenly. Just yesterday she was talking to people, myself included, and she was fine. She wished me a happy new year, and hoped that I was "healthy and happy". Less than one day later, she's dead. I don't hate God. I don't blame God. I just don't understand.

EDIT--PS, for anyone praying for my daughters, if you'd like to pray for them by name, they are Athanasia and Sahara.

So much that happens has to be taken by Faith as there is no answer that satisfies our ability to understand.  I was told once that God takes us at the time that is best for our Salvation.  I feel sadness for you and your children, but I know that I cannot feel what you feel now.  However, I do believe that Mary was taken at the time that was best for her Salvation, and she and you are in my unworthy prayers.
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« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2010, 09:29:49 AM »
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2010, 01:05:28 AM »
I am so, so sorry to hear about this. May her memory be eternal, and may God grant comfort to his servant Justin and his handmaidens Athanasia and Sahara.
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2010, 01:53:39 AM »
Veechnaya Pamyat … May her Memory be Eternal.
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Re: Prayer Request for Mary Cecilia
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2010, 02:16:26 PM »
My dear friend,

my prayers are with you and your family during this incredibly difficult time in your life. :'(  May Mary Cecilia's memory be eternal!

I will light a candle in her memory tonight at Divine Liturgy.