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For my Grandfather
« on: June 16, 2015, 07:32:21 AM »
As if the recent death of my uncle was not enough, something that has hit me harder than I anticipated since I am now officially the only Orthodox person in my family, I found out today that my maternal grandfather is on his deathbed. To be honest I hardly know him since he abandoned my mom and grandmother a long time ago, so I'm not very sad about that, but my mother is very downtrodden about his coming death. So prayers for her as well as for my grandfather himself would be greatly appreciated. That and on a lesser note, belated prayers for my name-day which was yesterday but got canceled and overshadowed by the news of my grandfather. St. Augustine is my patron.

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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 07:50:14 AM »
Lord have mercy.

Oh Holy Apostle, St. John, pray for us

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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 01:14:17 PM »
Lord, have mercy on JamesR, his grandfather, and his mother.

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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2015, 06:41:43 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015, 06:48:03 PM »
Lord, have mercy!  Prayers of St. Augustine and St. Monica be with you and your family.
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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2015, 10:11:21 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2015, 01:27:55 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2015, 03:03:24 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2015, 02:31:37 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2015, 02:56:24 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
"For, by its immensity, the divine substance surpasses every form that our intellect reaches. Thus we are unable to apprehend it by knowing what it is. Yet we are able to have some knowledge of it by knowing what it is not." - St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa contra gentiles, I, 14.

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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2015, 03:07:48 PM »
Lord have mercy!
Many Energies, 3 Persons, 2 Natures, 1 God, 1 Church, 1 Baptism, and 1 Cup. The Son begotten only from the Father, the Spirit proceeding only from the Father, Each glorifying the Other. The Son sends the Spirit, the Spirit Reveals the Son, the Father is seen in the Son. The Spirit spoke through the Prophets and Fathers and does so even today.

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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2015, 07:04:27 AM »
I just wanted to update you all. My grandfather officially died tonight at 3:44AM. Please keep his departed soul as well as my mother in your prayers. I feel very powerless and angry right now. She's in Oregon right now crying her eyes out and I'm stuck here in California unable to console her in person.

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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2015, 10:11:14 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant JamesR, and his mother and their family.  May his grandfather's memory be eternal.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2015, 11:56:13 AM »
May his memory be eternal and may the prayers of the Theotokos console your family.
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2015, 12:11:42 PM »
May Grandfather's memory be eternal.
Lord, have mercy on the family.

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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2015, 05:02:48 PM »
Rest in peace.
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Re: For my Grandfather
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2015, 09:35:31 PM »
May his memory be eternal!

Have mercy, Lord, on JamesR and family!