Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Additions: Thea's Twins

Thea has graciously shared the story of the pregnancy and miscarriage of her twins with us. She had a missed miscarriage - the babies died at about 6 weeks but she didn't find out until about three and a half weeks later. A week after that she went into labor and delivered them at home. There are very clear photographs on The Actual Process and Photographs pages showing the sacs and Thea's story is now on the Your Stories page. My sincere thanks to Thea for honoring her children this way.

May the memory of her twins be eternal!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Prayer for Unborn Infants

I found this beautiful prayer at the end of an Akathist to the Mother of God. I've added it to the prayers and liturgics page.

Prayer for Unborn Infants

Remember, O Lord, Lover of Mankind the souls of Thy departed servants, infants who died accidentally in the wombs of Orthodox mothers from unknown cause, either from difficult birth, or from some carelessness and who therefore did not receive the Mystery of Holy Baptism. Baptize them, O Lord, in the sea of Thy compassions, and save them by Thine inexpressible grace. Amen.