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Offline biro

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All in New Zealand mine blast presumed dead
« on: November 24, 2010, 10:05:15 AM »
The miners have been missing since Friday. Rescue efforts included the use of robots, but ultimately no way was found to remove the trapped people.

May they rest in peace. Memory eternal.


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Re: All in New Zealand mine blast presumed dead
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 10:16:24 AM »
There was a second explosion 12 hours ago, much much larger than the first one on Friday and it is presumed that anybody alive is dead.  Please pray for them.  The youngest was a boy of 17 and the oldest 62.

Lord, have mercy on the souls of your servants whom You created to love You.

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Re: All in New Zealand mine blast presumed dead
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 10:45:30 AM »
This has been a most difficult year for coal miners across the world. From the tragedy in West Virginia, through China to Chile and to China again and now onto New Zealand, we are reminded of the sacrifices hard working men and women make for all of us daily in order for us to sustain our modern world's energy needs.

Many of us of Slavic ancestry in the United States have a connection to the mines and the triumphs and tragedies that they brought to the miners and their families. Let us pray for the salvation of the souls of those lost in the mines, for comfort for their families and that governments and mining companies alike see the light to ensure the best possible safety and protection that is available for the miners. Lord, have mercy.

On December 19th, the103rd anniversary of the Intercession of St. Nicholas for the protection of the Greek Catholic coal miners of Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania will be noted by both the Eastern Catholic and Orthodox descendants of those miners. Here is a link to the story of the Darr Mine Tragedy along with the Icon written for the ACROD parish in Jacobs Creek by iconographer Phillip Zimmerman.

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Re: All in New Zealand mine blast presumed dead
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 11:34:21 AM »
Lord have mercy!
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
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and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
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Re: All in New Zealand mine blast presumed dead
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 11:53:19 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6