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Tornado Damage at Antiochian Village
« on: June 06, 2012, 02:34:17 PM »
You may have heard that a tornado hit the Antiochian Village Camp and St Thekla Monastery on Friday, June 1st at approximately 5:20 PM. Thanks to our gracious and loving God, the members of our staff were in St Ignatius Church at the time praying the Paraklesis to the Mother of God when the tornado struck. No one was hurt. However there is extensive damage at the camp. We have hundreds of trees down and eighteen of our buildings were impacted by the tornado and tree debris. We have already started the clean up process. We have much work to do to get the camp back in shape. Please keep us in your prayers. We will provide updates as we have more information.
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Re: Tornado Damage at Antiochian Village
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 02:49:48 PM »
Thank God that nobody was injured.

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Re: Tornado Damage at Antiochian Village
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 03:49:05 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Tornado Damage at Antiochian Village
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 04:05:16 PM »
I guess it's a good thing Orthodoxy doesn't have it's Pat Robertson/Jerry Falwell equivalency; this could be read as a 'sign'.

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Re: Tornado Damage at Antiochian Village
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 04:53:34 PM »
The Holy Virgin Theotokos protects all who honor her.
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Re: Tornado Damage at Antiochian Village
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 06:00:03 PM »
I guess it's a good thing Orthodoxy doesn't have it's Pat Robertson/Jerry Falwell equivalency; this could be read as a 'sign'.

Lord, have mercy! 

A sign that could be read either way.

Tornado destroys ecumenist stronghold of cult of personality

Or

Orthodox children saved from tornado by praying to the Mother of God, thus proving the true faith.
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Re: Tornado Damage at Antiochian Village
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 07:09:41 PM »
I guess it's a good thing Orthodoxy doesn't have it's Pat Robertson/Jerry Falwell equivalency; this could be read as a 'sign'.

Lord, have mercy! 

A sign that could be read either way.

Tornado destroys ecumenist stronghold of cult of personality

Or

Orthodox children saved from tornado by praying to the Mother of God, thus proving the true faith.

Well, obviously those in the Church praying the Supplication to the Theotokos were saved.

Guess that is not too obvious, after all. [Shakes head.]
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Tornado Damage at Antiochian Village
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 11:12:20 PM »
I guess it's a good thing Orthodoxy doesn't have it's Pat Robertson/Jerry Falwell equivalency; this could be read as a 'sign'.

Lord, have mercy! 

A sign that could be read either way.

Tornado destroys ecumenist stronghold of cult of personality

Or

Orthodox children saved from tornado by praying to the Mother of God, thus proving the true faith.

Heads it the former, tails its the latter.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Tornado Damage at Antiochian Village
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 08:36:57 AM »
I live fairly close to Antiochian Village, and I didn't see much else on the local news that was damaged in the area. Hmmm... :police:

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Re: Tornado Damage at Antiochian Village
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 09:35:47 AM »
EDIT wait:

http://triblive.com/news/1915426-74/damage-tornado-storm-stevens-township-yazge-camp-friday-lot-road

Horrific pictures.

I live fairly close to Antiochian Village, and I didn't see much else on the local news that was damaged in the area. Hmmm... :police:
Interesingly enough there are two things to consider here. 1) Pittsburgh rarely, emphasis on "rarely", gets severe weather. 2) If there was a tornado in the Pittsburgh area, it would be all over the news.

Looks to be very West of the Burgh.
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