A request for your prayers from Peter Clegg
- Some of you know me personally. Most of you do not. I have long
followed the discussions on these lists and, in spite of often evident
deep currents of disagreement on a variety of positions, there is much
more that unites us as Orthodox Christians than separates us by
ecclesiastical administrations. With the sincere belief that our common
faith binds us and compels us to acts of charity, I come to you to ask
for your prayers.
In 1983, I lost my 30 year old wife, Vera, a native of St. Petersburg.
Her death was unexpected. The cold war was still very much hot and her
parents were unable to travel to the United States for her funeral and
burial in Jordanville. Now her only brother is in critical condition in
a St. Petersburg hospital.
Slava was recently mugged and has suffered severe brain damage. The
prognosis is uncertain. His condition is most serious as he drifts in
and out of consciousness. Doctors are being extremely guarded. His
mother, Evgeniya Ivanovna, a retired physician, is in daily attendance
of him. She is much too old and infirm to be doing all that she is
doing. Slava has a wife, Rita, and three children, Marina and Igor are
in their twenties and Vera is 7. I ask your prayers for all of them,
for myself, my daughter Larisa, and my wife Joan who has come to love
and support my first wife's family unquestioningly.