- "When Scripture speaks of rod and staff (cf. Ps. 23:4), you should take these to signify in the prophetic sense judgment and providence, and in the moral sense psalmody and prayer. For when we are chastened by the Lord with the rod of correction (cf. I Cor. 11:32), this is so that we may learn how to mend our ways. And when we chasten our assailants with the rod of dauntless psalmody, we become established in prayer. Since we thus wield the rod and the staff of spiritual action, let us not cease to chasten and be chastened until we are wholly in the hands of providence and escape judgment both now and hereafter."
St. Gregory of Sinai.
"The fear of the Lord delights the heart, and gives gladness and joy and long life." Sirach 1:12
If you have an update on a prayer request, please let me know.
Please remember the following in your prayers:
Fr. Sorial - Urgent
Fr. Mina - Healing nicely
M.B.- Breast Cancer
Mark - brain tumor
Diana - unceasing "mean" voices in her head despite clinical treatment
Fr. Anthony H.
Luka-- May God unite him with his family.
F.Z. may God help him in his service.
Tasony Esther, May God heal her and comfort her.
The urban mission trip to Rochester, St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic church in Mexico.
Mary Y. - In intensive care
Akmal T. - Major heart surgery.
Amal M - Lymphoma Cancer.
Shery - Undergoing a very RISKY and CRITICAL surgery to remove a tumor near her spinal chord.
E.Salamah - Breast Cancer.
Mena - Displaced mandibular joint.
Esme - Severe lupus with heart & brain function involvement.
Yvone Y. - Serious Eye Surgery. The doctors now feel she might not need the surgery at all.
Susan - Spiritual and mental healing
Dina - Spiritual healing and wisdom
Carol - Rare autoimmune disease that's left her immobile.
Hayam R. - Cancer in her ovaries.
Susu G. - Breast Cancer.
MH - Major heart problems and in dire need of spiritual guidance.
Tony H. - Colon cancer, kidney and heart problem.
Ramy M - Insomnia and mental problem.
Ghassan A. - Cancer. He has 3 kids.
Maria B. - Lymphoma Cancer - away from God.
Neveen S. - Brain Damage.
N.S. - Breast cancer.
Veronia - Newly born baby girl in intensive care with brain damage.
Walter O. - Was operated on to have cancerous growths removed from inside his right lung.
Celeste D. - Cancer.
Nasr N. - Cancer.
Angelita - Severe Insomia and Depression.
Susan - depression and spiritual healing.
M.H. - Lymphoma
Hoda - Depression and suicidal thoughts
Ibrahim - Renounced his faith due to failures and hardships
Steve, Paul, Victor, Frances, Foad - To experience and love Christ
The family of Olympia.
Greg - throat cancer
Marian and Paul - Marian recently had a miscarriage
Sophie - multiple health issues
Fathia - dementia
Family of HW who committed suicide
Mark H - MS
F. Saad - Heart Attack.
Angel N. - Lymph Node Cancer - recovered, Pray it won't return
Marina - A Highschool freshman with Leukemia
R.T. - A 14 years old girl with Leukemia.
S.Henin - Autoimmune Disease.
Mike - recovering alcoholic, who lost his son to alcohol & drug addiction & suicide.
Matt - May God have mercy on his soul
Mark N - 20 years old with cancer and just started chemeotherapy.
Berna, Raouf and Alex Halim - Serious car accident, Raouf is in the ICU.
Wahid Girgus - MS
Andrew and his parents - 10 days old infant with the Lymphatic nodes not working and other medical consequences.
John and his parents - unborn baby with kidney damage.
S. Magda - Health problems.
M & O - Family problems
Ariana - 3 1/2yrs, inoperable brain tumor
Noussa B. - Heal her.
Magdy B - Cancer.
Megan - Hodgkins Lyphoma - Thank God, her Hodgkins Lymphoma is now in remission
Abouna A - Prostate Cancer - unforuntately, now has brain cancer as well.
Judi & John - Son with Severe Developmental Disabilities
Anthony - Autism
Christina - Chronic Pain
Karen & Tony - Infertility - Thank God, They, had a Baby Boy (Garrett)
Steve - Cancer (fighting it for 10 years +)
Samiha - Dementia
Adly - Parkinson's Disease
The Christian Minority in Noshara, Pakistan.
Nancy - Glass went into her right eye.
L. Waters - Heart surgery. Mr. Waters is recovering nicely.
K. Hood - Cancer. Kerri had a successful surgery.
D. Arteaga - Surgery
Fadia - Breast Cancer.
Tara - Systematic Lupus and financial and family problems
J.David - Depression,School,Drug problems, needs God's Guidance.
George k - Cancer
Frances - Brain Tumor
Alber - Cancer
K - Depression, anxiety, addiction, pride and spiritual estrangement
E. Tawadros - Guide her to the right path and grant her wish.
E. Sidhom - Cancer.
Adel Gendy - 10 years old with kidney failure, needs a kidney transplant.
Joseph - Prostrate Cancer
Mary - Breast cancer
A.K Matthew - Colon Cancer
Enyat - severe diabetes.
Samy - Bone cancer.
MS - Mercy, Comfort, Strength, Healing and Protection
AAM -- Love, Healing, Comfort, Strength, Support and Guidance
MM -- Love, Healing, Comfort, Strength, Support and Guidance
SE -- Love, Healing
GE -- Love, Comfort, Strength, Support, Guidance
Helen - severe epileptic seizures.
Stephan - 48 years old, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, stroke.
Scott - 4 months old baby desperately in need of a bone marrow donor.
Douglas McLead - Cancer and kidney failure.
Mrs. McLead - Parkinson disease.
Fr Benjamin, Photini, Marina, Miriam, Moses.
Nicholas - constant back pain.
Michael - 9 years old boy with a progressive brain tumor.
Sarah - Back problems and might need an operation soon.
Mayrvat and her 3 kids. She has been separated from her kids.
Elizabeth - bi-polar disease and other problems.
Fr. Constantine S. Palassis - suffers from symptoms of dementia.
Heidy - Depression and other problems.
Esther - Intestinal problems.
Nick - chemotherapy.
Sue S. - Advanced Cancer.
Helen P. - severe depression and diabetes.
Pamela P. - chronic depression and financial difficulties.
Shafika - kidney failure.
Mary Beth - Obesity & Diabetes.
Jean - Neurological back problems.
Therese - Emotional problems.
Reggie - Cancer.
Detra - Stress related health problems.
Walter Sr. - Depression.
Denise I. - Breast Cancer.
Cuba Plain - cancer that is high up in the breast.
Zouhair - stomach cancer.
Magdy - brain tumor.
John Rittel - cancer of the lymph node and voice box.
Eugene - completion of immigration procedures and securing a job.
H. Adel - finish the immigration papers and preparation successfully.
E.Tawadros - Guide her to the right ways and complete IT to the best it will be.
Shareen - Stays out of trouble, gets closer to God, and Leads a pure life.
Mark H - MS
Mamdooh, Nahed, Marina and Cyril - May the will of The Lord be done.
M. Michael, C. Michael, M. Michael, R. Michael and family and friends.
M. M. Fayez.
R. Farouk's Family
Kristen and her brother
David - To be close to a Church
George - pass the final interview for a Job,to survive extreme debts.
Kristina may God heal her and help Ed in school, and help Joan with her finance problems.
Bassem - bare the severe circumstances he is passing through and give him peace.
Alfred - needs guidance and acknowledgement of the right way.
Hala - give her peace.
Evette - let her find the right way and have satisfaction.
Heba - give her the right decision.
Mona - take care of her cause she's alone.
William E. and Family
Fr. Heinen and family.
Norma, Laura and Ibrahim.
Stephanie - autism, and for her family
Marie Y - Rheumatoid arthitis
MMH: For guidance, strength, and wisdom
Heidi - work problems, May God give her the right choice
Luka - Autism and to relief his family
Shery - in her school and Master preperation.
Jarcie - legal and financial difficulties, and return her to Christ.
Gabriel & family - May they find a suitable Orthodox Church to be catechized and baptized in.
S.H. - Needs God's guidance to make the right career choice
Mario F. - Grant solitude to his family and to repair all damaged relationships.
STMCOC of DC mission trip to Africa and India this fall.
The mission of the Coptic Church in Africa and throughout the world.
ERA: The mission of the EgyptiansRelief.org in Egypt may God prosper all the work done everywhere the service is.
Yvone - Dizziness and a bleeding mouth and nose.
Widad - Cancer.
Nour - God would reunite his broken family.
Jimmy, Fady, Shady - To experience and love Christ.
PM, EM, CM and JM - Salvation and to be brought to Christ.
Fr. Wade+ and family - protection and support
St. Andrews Mission, Lakeland, FL - new mission plant
E and L - Solution to their problems according to God's will.
Hani - To experience the love of Christ through salvation.
Safwat - Away from God.
A.S. - Find the right path.
E.F. - Spiritual guidance from God to find his way back to Him.
RMG & Family - Comfort & Peace in time of grief.
Clara M - (3 years old) has Lukemia.
F.Tawfik - High sugar level.
Baby H.M.Hany - May God heal her.
E.Tawadros - Difficult times, in need of God's guidance.
Shady S. - Guidance and support.
Richard - Heart condition, sorrow and despair.
Give peace and prosper to St Bishoy church - stouffville.
Mariam - Show her compassion after being so broken hearted
M&M: Family problems
The Christians in Iraq, and those who have fled from there and are living destitute as refugees.
A.S. - Gets closer to God
The Christians in Egypt. "Blessed is Egypt My people." Isaiah 19:25
Please remember me in your prayers.
Please pray for the peace of the world.
"casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
- "If you happen to fall into temptation, do not let the guilt of sin be an obstacle to prayer. If you cease praying till you repent, you will never repent, for prayer is the door to genuine repentance."St. Pope Kyrillos (Cyril) VI.-----------------------------------------------"He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity." Psalm 18:17-18-----------------------------------------------The Bible reading for the 6th of Baramhat, March 15, is:35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, Let us cross over to the other side. 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing? 39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Peace, be still! And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith? 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him! (Mark 4:35-41)Martyrdom of St. Dioscorus.Departure of St. Theodotus, the bishop.The Bible reading for the 7th of Baramhat, March 16, is: Luke 18:35-43Martyrdom of Sts. Philemon and Apollonius.Martyrdom of St. Mary the Israelite.-----------------------------------------------Prayer Requests:If you have an update on a prayer request, please let me know.Please remember the following in your prayers:The families of the recently Crowned Martyrs in Egypt and everywhere. May God grant them strength and peace.I. Tadros - Broken ankle, awaiting surgery.C's uncle - Stage 4 cancer.Sam - Drugs Addiction.B.E.Hannah - Battling epilepsy, depression and anxiety.Erice - Young girl with a troubled family life and suicidal thoughts.The Helmi family.Yaga - Cancer.Robert - 8-month-old infant with a rare kidney disease.Faith and family - Healing and guidanceRicardo F. - Serious Health issuesThomas, Matthew, Irene and Ayman M.Hanna - Heart surgeryUrsula - Another surgeryEvelyn - Cancer5 years old Luke - Health issuesDaoud - Peace.Edith D.AA and her kidsMBEmadBrienne B. - Dealing with a serious illnessJohn B. - PeaceM & M - Strong faithMina, I.Mary - IllnessSlava - Recovery from a motorcycle crashThe Orthodox community in Olympia, WAThe unity of the Churches and all Christians.Egypt and the Christians in Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Pakistan. "Blessed is Egypt My people." Isaiah 19:25Please pray for the peace of the world.Please remember me in your prayers."casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7