05 August 2008

Author of Popular Blog Stricken

Readers, some of you are familiar with the Blog Glory To God For All Things authored by Fr. Stephen Freeman. Father Stephen is Rector of St. Anne's Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, TN, Dean of the OCA's Appalachian Deanery, and is a precious friend, mentor and spiritual father to many.

Fr. Stephen had scheduled a vist to St. Athanasius Orthodox Church in Nicholasville, Ky to assist in celebrating the vigil service for the Eve of Feast of the Transfiguration, however, his visit was canceled because he has been stricken suddenly with E-Coli food poisoning and is hospitalized.

This can be a serious illness. Remember Fr. Stephen in your prayers.

You emulated the Merciful One,
and received from Him the grace of healing,
Passion-bearer and healer Panteleimon;
by your prayers, heal our spiritual diseases
and continually drive away the temptations
of the enemy from those who cry out in faith
"Save us, O Lord."

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