An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
Prayers please for a beloved family, the husband and father of which has learned today that he has been laid off. This is an altogether different animal than the worries of watching the DOW rise and fall or listening to politicians promising the greatness of their fiscally redemptive efforts.
We're all in this thing together...so my prayer is threefold:
1. Peace which passes understanding. 2. A swift and easy transition into a new job. 3. That they may know the extent to which we stand vigilantly beside them.
I appreciate all of your prayers for them as well.