OrthodoxChristianity.net
November 27, 2014, 08:29:35 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Reminder: No political discussions in the public fora.  If you do not have access to the private Politics Forum, please send a PM to Fr. George.
 
   Home   Help Calendar Contact Treasury Tags Login Register  
Pages: 1   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Prayers for teen who committed suicide  (Read 413 times) Average Rating: 0
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
LizaSymonenko
Слава Ісусу Христу!!! Glory to Jesus Christ!!!
Global Moderator
Toumarches
******
Offline Offline

Faith: God's Holy Catholic and Apostolic Orthodox Church
Jurisdiction: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.
Posts: 13,472



WWW
« on: August 21, 2014, 12:54:50 PM »


His name is Andrew.  He was RC.

This 17 year old attended school with my nieces and nephews.  What went so wrong?

He was a 4.0 student.  Played on a number of sports teams.  Had a girlfriend.  Everyone loved him.  He had charm and charisma, and knew how to approach and speak to anyone. 

His parents had money.  He had the best of everything...and yet, he wasn't spoiled.  He was a good kid.  He celebrated his first communion, confession, etc.  Church was an integral part of his life.

His mother was at all his games, she stood and watched when he spent hours in his robotics club, etc. 

They got him a new car last year when he got his driver's licence. 

Everything seemed to be going his way....and the world was envious....because he seemed to have it all.

His parents divorced last year, because his father found himself a younger woman.  He and his brother and sister bounced between parents...but, seemed to be doing okay.



His birthday was last week, August 15.

Later that day he was "found" at the airport.

He parked his car on the 15th floor of the parking structure....and jumped off.

He left a note in the car.  All it said was, "Even on my birthday, I am not special."

August 15, 1997 - August 15, 2014

Nobody saw the signs of pain.  Nobody.

If you know kids of divorce, or if a teenager broke up with his girlfriend, or boyfriend, or if they are bullied or if.....whatever....make sure you talk to the teens you know, and let them know they are loved and cared for.  To them....even little issues seem overwhelming, because they haven't really "lived" yet, and have no experience from which to pull strength from.  It WILL get better, if you give it time....there's always a way out of every situation.

I don't know what led him to this.  Nobody knows what broke his heart so badly....what the straw that broke his back was....but, everyone is at a loss.

Please, pray for Andrew (Andy) McGill, who took his own life, on his birthday.

May God forgive him this and any other sin, and show him compassion, forgiveness and mercy, granting him peaceful rest....and may God strengthen his siblings and loved ones.

Lord have mercy....Memory Eternal!
Logged

Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
—St. Isaac of Syria
Maria
Orthodox Christian
Merarches
***********
Offline Offline

Posts: 10,404


O most Holy Theotokos, save us.


« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 12:58:15 PM »

Lord have mercy.  Cry
Logged

Glory to Jesus Christ!
Glory to Him forever!
Yurysprudentsiya
Section Moderator
Archon
*****
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: OCA, although in my heart I will always remain a loving son of the UOC-USA
Posts: 2,262


God, the Great, the Only, Keep for Us Our Ukraine!


« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 01:00:38 PM »

Lord, have mercy.  May his memory be eternal.
Logged
DeniseDenise
Warned
Protokentarchos
*********
Offline Offline

Posts: 3,601


« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 01:20:33 PM »

May his family be comforted.


Memory Eternal.
Logged
quietmorning
Archon
********
Online Online

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Posts: 2,382


St. Photini


WWW
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 01:20:52 PM »

 Cry

Lord have mercy on this child's soull, his family and his friends.

Please remember Andrew, Sweet Savior, Holy God and have mercy.

Lord have mercy.
Logged

In His Mercy,
BethAnna
Punch
Warned
Taxiarches
**********
Offline Offline

Faith: Christian
Jurisdiction: Body of Christ
Posts: 5,760



« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 01:21:03 PM »


May God forgive him this and any other sin, and show him compassion, forgiveness and mercy, granting him peaceful rest....and may God strengthen his siblings and loved ones.


Amen
Logged

I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.
elephant
High Elder
******
Offline Offline

Faith: Eastern Orthodox
Jurisdiction: GOAA
Posts: 620



« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 02:21:59 PM »

Lord Have Mercy Lord Have Mercy Lord Have Mercy
Most Holy Theotokos Save Us
Logged
SolEX01
Toumarches
************
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Holy Metropolis of New Jersey
Posts: 11,698


WWW
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2014, 02:53:05 PM »

Lord have mercy.
Logged
biro
Excelsior
Site Supporter
Warned
Toumarches
*****
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox
Posts: 14,450


fleem
WWW
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 06:48:58 PM »

Lord have mercy.
Logged

Charlie Rose: "If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?"

Fran Lebowitz: "Everything. There is not one thing with which I am satisified."

spcasuncoast.org
littlepilgrim64
Elder
*****
Offline Offline

Faith: Pre-catechumen
Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox
Posts: 492


Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.


« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2014, 07:09:00 PM »

Have mercy, Lord, on Andrew's soul and bring comfort to his grieving family.  Cry
Logged
marigold
OC.net guru
*******
Offline Offline

Faith: Greek Orthodox
Posts: 1,175


« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2014, 07:33:49 PM »

Lord, remember Your servant, Andrew.
Memory eternal.
Logged
Maximum Bob
Archon
********
Offline Offline

Faith: Eastern Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Posts: 2,771


Personal Text? We can have personal text?


« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2014, 08:52:50 PM »

Lord, have mercy.
Logged

AS MANY OF YOU AS HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST HAVE PUT ON CHRIST, ALLELEUIA
JamesR
Virginal Chicano Blood
Warned
Taxiarches
**********
Offline Offline

Faith: Eastern Orthodox (but doubtful)
Jurisdiction: Orthodox Church *of* America
Posts: 5,891


St. Augustine of Hippo pray for me!


« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2014, 12:30:45 AM »

Lord have mercy
Logged

Quote
You're really on to something here. Tattoo to keep you from masturbating, chew to keep you from fornicating... it's a whole new world where you outsource your crosses. You're like a Christian entrepreneur or something.
Quote
James, you have problemz.
Justin Kissel
Formerly Asteriktos
Protospatharios
****************
Online Online

Posts: 30,237


that is not the teaching of...


« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2014, 12:45:50 AM »

Depression is much like other physical ailments: environment plays a role, but genetics can play a larger (and deciding) one. Lord have mercy on those in need...
Logged

"I haven't done anything wrong, and I won't be hounded by you and your soulless minions of orthodoxy! I haven't broken any laws... except perhaps the laws of nature." - Dr. Elias Giger
mikeforjesus
High Elder
******
Offline Offline

Faith: Oriental Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Coptic Orthodox
Posts: 842



« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2014, 02:44:29 AM »

We can pray all we should for this victim of depression however one accepted official teaching of the church is that suicide is unforgivable unless one is out of his mind or crazy
However we can hope he was repentant while he killed himself which some teachers postulate is acceptable repentance the LORD alone knows all things and has taught His church the way they should govern themselves Not tempting the LORD yet hoping all things but leaving judgement to God
Do you agree with me or is this a reason the Oriental Orthodox are split from Eastern Orthodox ?
« Last Edit: August 26, 2014, 03:03:16 AM by mikeforjesus » Logged
Tags:
Pages: 1   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.067 seconds with 42 queries.