If you have the chance, say a simple "Kyrie Eleison" for me tonight. By God's grace, I managed to partake in the holy mystery of confession. Needless to say, my priest was not impressed with my sins, and while saying that my confession was received by God, he did not read the prayer of absolution over me, nor did he wear his epitrachilion when he heard it. I believe my confession has been heard by Christ. The few times I've seen my priest since then, I think he's been trying to cultivate my humility, which is great, because he's said some things that have been a little bitter to hear. I don't want to be arrogant, or indignant...it's not very easy. Please pray that I will learn to humble myself.
Moreover, aside from the spiritual struggle that comes with Great Lent, Holy Week and the approaching Pascha, I've been having an ongoing struggle with a small physical "condition". It's not life threatening, but it can be pretty debilitating--I have an irregularity in my heartbeats, so they are often all over the place, fast, slow, extra, and i get lightheaded, and frightened. My docs have been watching it, but I'm hoping you, the holy saints of God, will pray for me, that I don't let fear and doubt get the best of me.
Thank-you all in advance.
Christ our Lord brighten the garment of our souls, that we might enter into His Bridalchamber.