With profound thanksgiving to God, with appreciation beyond words for the prayers of His people on earth, and with rejoicing in the Intercessions of His saints:
I humbly share that yesterday--on the eight week anniversary of the fall, and many weeks sooner than we had anticipated, the Orthopedic surgeon said that Jan can start walking on both legs, ditching the boot cast on the left for a brace, but, most importantly, putting full weight for the first time on the right.
Her first words were "now I can get to Church!"
A few hours earlier I had chanbted the Magnifications of the 9th Ode for the Feast of the Three Hierarchs, which include this beautiful petition:
As you observe us in sickness * of the soul and the body * and bedridden with painful suffering, *
O Lady, being compassionate * grant the cure and release us * from sorry troubles now besetting us, *
so that we may extol you unceasingly and magnify.
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