Monday, October 29, 2007


Yesterday, at the end of the Liturgy, Fr Sergei Ovsiannikov announced to the parish that there would be a special prayer service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday for the kidney transplant. (As it happens, Nancy will be undergoing surgery at that hour.) Also, about an hour after the Liturgy, there was a short service of anointing the two of us -- several photos taken by Vlad Dobrovinski are posted here:

I don’t find it easy to write about the experience of being anointed in preparation for the transplant or being so intensely prayed for by the members of our parish. Short as it was, the anointing reminded me of our marriage in the church -- a similar sense of standing in a zone of pure grace.

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