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Offline Fr. George

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For a depressed parishioner
« on: May 11, 2010, 07:30:18 AM »
I have a parishioner who is suffering depression with PTSD, and feels like no one can help.  I can discuss it no further (sorry!).

Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For a depressed parishioner
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 08:19:37 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For a depressed parishioner
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010, 09:26:10 AM »
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Re: For a depressed parishioner
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 09:35:41 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -- Douglas Adams

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Re: For a depressed parishioner
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 09:46:45 AM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: For a depressed parishioner
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 09:55:38 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For a depressed parishioner
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010, 12:02:45 PM »
O Lord, restore to this, Thy dear servant, the joy of Thy salvation.  O God of mercy who gives joy to your children, fill your servant with your joy and your peace.  Blessed Theotokos, by your prayers drive away all despondency from this child of God. 

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Re: For a depressed parishioner
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 01:11:49 PM »
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Re: For a depressed parishioner
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 03:00:15 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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