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Offline Tikhon.of.Colorado

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for my Church
« on: December 12, 2010, 05:32:06 PM »
Father today told us that our parish (along with others in the OCA's diocese of the West) is falling on hard financial times.  we are needing to cut back on several things, just to pay for utilities.  Father's salary hasn't had a raise in 3 years.  I wouldn't say that we're on the verge of closing or anything (God forbid!)  but times are ever more tough economically.

Please pray with me that, through the intercessions of our Patron, Archangel Michael, of the one who brought us into Orthodoxy, St. TIkhon of Moscow, and the Holy Mother of God, our Church will see a rapid turn around monetarily!

Lord, have mercy!

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Re: for my Church
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 05:33:58 PM »
Such is the same for many churches across all the regions, regardless of jurisdiction.  Lord have mercy upon us all that we may continue to do His work for His glory.
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Re: for my Church
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 05:40:31 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: for my Church
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 05:49:32 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: for my Church
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 06:11:56 PM »
We're going through a very similar thing here. 

Lord have mercy! 
In His Mercy,

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Re: for my Church
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 06:29:59 PM »

Lord, have mercy and help all Orthodox Churches everywhere!
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Re: for my Church
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2010, 10:02:20 PM »
Lord Have Mercy !On Your Vineyards,
That Thy Right Has Established....Amen Amen
Prayers To The Most Holy and Bless Theotokos For her
Help in these trying times.....Amen Amen
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