Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Most merciful Lord, we thank Thee for allowing us to share in the wonder of thy creation by being co-creators of these precious lives. We thank Thee for the blessing of time spent with our children, however short it may seem to us in this life, and for the assurances of their eternal life in Heaven, free from all trouble, pain and sorrow. We know that Thou hast immeasurable love for our children, as well as for ourselves. Grant that we may live with peace and gratitude, free from any bitterness, knowing that one day we will be reunited with the souls of our children. O Lord, Thou who will wipe every tear from every face, comfort us in our sorrow, and grant our souls great mercy. Amen.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Assistance needed with new resource

I would like to have a page with a list of Orthodox monasteries and churches who make cemetery space available for miscarried infants. Ideally I would list these by state. BUT, while I know of a few, it's not many. So I'm going to need your help!

Here are a few I am aware of. Please add any others in the comments and I will start putting together a page. Share this around so it gets wider exposure. I think something like this would be very helpful.

I do want to keep this to Orthodox monasteries and churches. While I am sure there are many places for Catholics and Protestants to bury miscarried babies, Orthodox Christians need to know what is available to them too (and this is primarily an Orthodox site). 

Here is the link to the page so far.

Note: If you wish to bury your baby at any of these places, you need to contact the abbess/abbot/priest. They probably have restrictions on who can use their cemeteries.