- "Then, what is the crowd (Luke 19:3) if not the confusion of the ignorant
multitude which could not see the Crown of wisdom? Thus, Zacchaeus, as long as he
is in the crowd, does not see Christ; he climbs above the crowd and sees Him,
vix., having transcended base ignorance, he deserved to perceive Him for Whom
he longed. He fittingly added 'Because the Lord was to pass that way,' where
was either the sycamore or he who would believe, so that He preserved the
mystery and planted the Grace; for He had come thus, so that He would pass through
the Jews to the Gentiles."
St. Ambrose of Milan.
"My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not
let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart." Proverb
Please remember Peter Demian in your prayers.
Please remember in your prayers the 5 Coptic youth that have lost their lives
in a car accident on their way to St. Anthony Monastery in California. Also,
please remember those who were injured and the families in your prayers.
Please remember me in your prayers.
Please remember the following in your prayers:
Nadya Billatos - She is currently in a full coma and is on life support.
Amira Rizk - Hip replacement surgery on the 18th of June.
Esther - Intestinal problems
Nick Sarris - Will be undergoing a serious and complicated surgery for cancer
this Friday, May 2nd. Nick is scheduled to start chemotherapy and radiation
treatments over the next 6 months.
Fr. Augustine - Cancer in his leg and may need to have an amputation. God has
allowed Father Augustine a successful operation without the need for
Sue S. - Advanced Cancer
Duff H.- Infection. He has recovered :)
Mina Aziz - Cancer
Helen P. - severe depression and diabetes.
Pamela P. - chronic depression and financial difficulties.
Caroline Kamal and her family - Caroline recently lost her father.
Shafika Guirgis - kidney failure
Mary Beth - Obesity & Diabetes
Jean Dallin - Neurological back problems
Therese - Emotional problems
Ryan - Behavioral problems. Little Ryan is possibly going back into
Reggie - Cancer
Detra - Stress related health problems
Walter Jr. - Cancer. Walter is doing well with the chemotherapy and radiation
Walter Sr. - Depression.
Denise I. - Breast Cancer.
Barbara - Depression & legal & financial problems.
Helen - Multiple health problems & depression.
Please remember the family of Hakim Shahata in your prayers.
Please pray for Madeline who has metastatic breast cancer.
Please pray for Cuba Plain who has cancer that is high up in the breast. She
is a mother of 3, ages 15, 12, and 7.
Please pray for Gabrielle Brewer who is pregnant with a potentially serious,
life-threatening illness for the developing baby.
Please remember Jessica in your prayers. Jessica is 15 years old suffering
from brain cancer.
Please remember Daniel who is 14 years old and has cancer in your prayers.
Daniel is in a serious condition and is getting very weak. He is the only child
to his parents. Because of your prayers, Daniel is responding well to his
medication and is getting better both physically and psychologically. Please
continue to pray for him and his family as they lost his mother unexpectedly.
Please remember Suzanne Hanna in your prayers.
Please remember Shwaki Ghobrial in your prayers.
Please remember Zouhair Macktaby in your prayers. Zouhair is suffering from
Please remember Hanan Shawki in your prayers. Hanan has a brain tumor and she
is a mother of two young Kids. Because of your prayers, Hanan is doing much
Please remember Magdy Wadi in your prayers. Magdy has a brain tumor.
Please remember John Rittel in your prayers. John has cancer of the lymph
node and voice box.
Please remember Ibtesam Hweamel in your prayers.
Please remember our brother John in your prayers. John had a brain tumor
removed recently. He is a young servant with 4 young kids. John is getting better.
Please pray for Eugene Boulis, for completion of immigration procedures and
securing a job.
Please pray for the unemployed to find jobs.
Please pray for the peace of the world.
"casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7