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For the health of Metropolitan +MAXIMOS
« on: September 07, 2005, 11:25:02 PM »
Could you add Metropolitan +MAXIMOS to your prayers... He had a bit of a spill in the Metropolis Office a few days ago and was hospitalized for injuries (which included hitting his head).  At the moment he is stable and under close care, but is also lucid and able to interact with his family and the people who work for the Metropolis.  At 70 and having diabetes, his recovery time will probably be long.  Please pray for his health, and for the people who work in and around the Metropolis of Pittsburgh, that they have strength while our bishop is out.

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Re: For the health of Metropolitan +MAXIMOS
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2005, 05:35:47 AM »
Kyrie eleison
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Re: For the health of Metropolitan +MAXIMOS
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2005, 07:44:14 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For the health of Metropolitan +MAXIMOS
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2005, 07:33:13 PM »
Kyrie eleison!

His Eminence exudes goodness and decency. Truly, I hope he recovers soon and recovers completely!
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Re: For the health of Metropolitan +MAXIMOS
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2005, 07:38:59 PM »
The Lord grant His Eminence a speedy recovery.  Prayers here too.
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Re: For the health of Metropolitan +MAXIMOS
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2005, 09:22:45 PM »
May the Lord speedily recover His Eminence, returning him to the care of his flock in good health,

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Re: For the health of Metropolitan +MAXIMOS
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2005, 11:31:55 PM »
Any update on the health of Metropolitan Maximos? 

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Re: For the health of Metropolitan +MAXIMOS
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2005, 11:54:06 PM »
The Metropolitan's recovery is coming along well.  He is in a local Pittsburgh rehab center, and the office staff is able to bring things to him to work on.  They are still restricting visitors, and his calendar has been cleared for the rest of this month.  I was told, though, that he was thankful for the cards and prayers that have been said for him lately...

Thank you all very much for your prayers for His Eminence... please keep him in your remembrances.
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Re: For the health of Metropolitan +MAXIMOS
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2005, 10:19:06 AM »
Further update on His Eminence's health: He is staying with members of his family that live in the Pittsburgh area, and slowly getting back into the work cycle.  His public travel schedule has been severly modified for the moment, but they're hoping that he'll be able to travel to parishes soon (obviously with help).  He had been looking to reduce his travel schedule anyway, so this may be a blessing in disguise.

Thanks to all for your prayers... please keep his Archpriesthood in your prayers, as well as the health of our Metropolis!

{EDIT - corrected a spelling mistake}
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"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