Possible Hiatus

My father, James, fell and fractured his pelvis on Thursday. The long and short of it is the breakup of my parents’ household and moving them to other facilities, probably about 100 miles away from their home so they can be with my older brother and his family.

I will be away, at least today, if not several days. Pray for Jim and Nancy and their journey (they are Orthodox). Pray for Stan and Sally, my brother and his wife. And remember me an unworthy priest.

And God’s grace in everything!

I will be back at the blog ASAP.

In the meantime, discuss among yourselves – (to quote one of my favorite SNL characters)!

About Fr. Stephen Freeman

Fr. Stephen is a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present and the Glory to God podcast series.





11 responses to “Possible Hiatus”

  1. Alyssa Avatar

    I am sorry to hear this, Fr. Stephen. I will be praying for them, as well as for Ali’s parents. Safe travels!

  2. Reid Avatar

    I’m praying for you all.

  3. Fr John Bostwick Avatar
    Fr John Bostwick

    Prayers for your family and for you, Father.
    Fr John

  4. handmaidleah Avatar

    With my voice unto the Lord have I cried, with my voice unto the Lord have I made supplication.
    I will pour out before Him my supplication, mine affliction before Him will I declare.
    When my spirit was fainting within me, then Thou knewest my paths.
    In this way wherein I have walked they hid for me a snare.
    I looked upon my right hand, and beheld, and there was none that did know me.
    Flight hath failed me, and there is none that watcheth out for my soul.
    I have cried out unto Thee, O Lord; I said: Thou art my hope, my portion art Thou in the land of the living.
    Attend to my supplication, for I am brought very low.
    Deliver me from them that persecute me, for they are stronger than I.
    Bring my soul out of prison that I may confess Thy name.
    The righteous shall wait patiently for me until Thou shall reward me.
    Psalm 141
    This always comforts me, you are in my prayers…
    with love in Christ,

  5. Mimi Avatar

    Father, bless,

    Your family have my prayers.

  6. Tina Avatar

    I am so sorry this has happened. God be with your parents, your family, and with you, Fr. Stephen. May your father’s recovery be speedy, and may both your parents find long-lasting delight and happiness in their new surroundings.


  7. Jonathan Avatar

    Father bless–
    Per your request, I sent along your love to those at OCF. They send the same. I also briefly explained your state yesterday afternoon and asked that they pray for you in your travels and for your parents.
    It troubled me to see you so disconnected yesterday, but I understand. May God grant you peace in the very difficult tasks that lay ahead for you and your family. My prayers are with you all.

    Pray for me,

  8. Clint Avatar

    My prayer are lifted

  9. Juliana Avatar

    Father, you and your family are in my prayers.

  10. Frances Avatar

    Father Stephen,

    My prayers will be with you and your parents and other family members during this difficult time.


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