Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I am asking you all to please remember my father, the Archpriest
Philip, in your prayers. About a month and a half ago my father
started to develop inflammation on his right foot. He thought it was
just a minor thing, and assumed it would go away. Within the past
month his right foot and part of his right leg have swollen to about
three times their normal size. He has trouble walking, but is not in
any serious pain--mostly discomfort. Two weeks ago he went to the
doctor and she told him that he has an infection and she put him on
antibiotics. Since then, his leg and foot have not gotten any better.
He will most likely go into the hospital this week. I ask all of you
to pray that he recovers quickly, and that God will grant him to be
able to serve on Pascha, or at least be in church. Some of you know
that my father serves at two churches--St. Vladimir's and St.
Nicholas'. He is the only priest at St. Nicholas', and they depend on
him to serve there at least once a month. If he is ill, they will not
be able to have services.
I thank you all in advance for your thoughts and prayers.
St. Vladimir Memorial Church