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#41 Susan Danuloff

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:53 PM

I am 48 years old, and very worried! I just got married at 41 and my husband and I got pregnant but miscarried! We have been trying for children for six years! We cannot afford fertility treatments and the doctors have given up on us! They say they see no eggs but I know in my heart we are meant to be parents! I am so scared, started menopause, have not had cycle for 5 months! I am just not ready to give up! I really want to be a mom! I have been praying all along! Everything seems so hopeless! I feel so all alone!

#42 Herman Blaydoe

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:35 PM

I recommend asking the prayers of Sts. Joachim and Anna, the righteous parents of the Theotokos, as well as St. Elizabeth the mother of St. John the Baptist. You will certainly be in our prayers as well.

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#43 Paul Cowan

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 12:34 AM

Adoption is a beautiful thing.

#44 Penelopi K.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 04:40 PM

Hello,

It's been q uite some time since I was able to post here, but I wanted to come & share my story.

Since my last post, quite a few things have changed. Primarily, we welcomed our beautiful daughter Annamaria into this world!!!

After not having a womanly cycle for over a year, I had lost all hope of having a child "the natural" way. My doctor confirmed that I would have to take fertility medication in order to conceive. I was devastated. AFter I found this site, I began to pray to Aghia Anna, mother of the blessed Virgin Mary. My husband and I made a "tama" that if we were to be helped,we would name the child Annamaria after the miraculous saint and her daughter. We also visited our local church, St. Irene Chrysovalantou, religiously and vowed to baptize her there as well. That was in December of 09. In March '10, I began acupuncture to help balance my body. That Easter Sunday, I got my first womanly cycle in over a year and two months NATURALLY. On May 7th, I found out I was less than 4 weeks pregnant!!!

I truly believe that the power of prayer is a wonderful and magical thing. It WILL help you if you believe and have faith. I wish you nothing but a lifetime of love, happiness and may God always watch over all of you & may all of your prayers, hopes & dreams be fulfilled.

:) <3

#45 Herman Blaydoe

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:19 PM

To God be the glory!

#46 Vasiliki D.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:22 PM

Glory to God!!

#47 Susan Danuloff

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 10:36 AM

I am at my wits end, went to doctor yesterday, told no eggs left, in menopause, hopeless case! I am trying to remember that god's mercy is endless and with him anything is possible! I just am so scared right now, I feel like I have lost my way! I was seeing all kinds of good signs, he kept showing me, I was really believing, I am so scared! My life is out of control! Please pray for me and my husband! We really want a child!

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:09 PM

Hello,

It's been q uite some time since I was able to post here, but I wanted to come & share my story.

Since my last post, quite a few things have changed. Primarily, we welcomed our beautiful daughter Annamaria into this world!!!

After not having a womanly cycle for over a year, I had lost all hope of having a child "the natural" way. My doctor confirmed that I would have to take fertility medication in order to conceive. I was devastated. AFter I found this site, I began to pray to Aghia Anna, mother of the blessed Virgin Mary. My husband and I made a "tama" that if we were to be helped,we would name the child Annamaria after the miraculous saint and her daughter. We also visited our local church, St. Irene Chrysovalantou, religiously and vowed to baptize her there as well. That was in December of 09. In March '10, I began acupuncture to help balance my body. That Easter Sunday, I got my first womanly cycle in over a year and two months NATURALLY. On May 7th, I found out I was less than 4 weeks pregnant!!!

I truly believe that the power of prayer is a wonderful and magical thing. It WILL help you if you believe and have faith. I wish you nothing but a lifetime of love, happiness and may God always watch over all of you & may all of your prayers, hopes & dreams be fulfilled.

:) <3


Glory to God!!

St. Irene Chrysovalatnou's intercession helped us as well. Did you eat of the blessed apple?

My wife was found to be pregnant about 3 months after we venerated her icon in NY and my wife ate of the blessed apple. Interestingly, the first sensation she had of the baby moving (the 'quickening') occurred on the saint's feast day (which we didn't even know it was until later in the day!)

To Susan, keep praying! With God, nothing is impossible!!

#49 Anna Stickles

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:01 PM

We are never alone and God is always in control, never us -- but we also have to learn to pray "Thy will be done, Thy Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven" and in this we find peace and strength and faith no matter what happens.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:12 PM

I am at my wits end, went to doctor yesterday, told no eggs left, in menopause, hopeless case! I am trying to remember that god's mercy is endless and with him anything is possible! I just am so scared right now, I feel like I have lost my way! I was seeing all kinds of good signs, he kept showing me, I was really believing, I am so scared! My life is out of control! Please pray for me and my husband! We really want a child!


Whats impossible with man is possible with God. Do not despair. Whatever the Will of God maybe in your life, it will come to fruition. Whether adoption or by other means even a miraculous one continue praying.

#51 Kosta

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:24 PM

St. Irene Chrysovolantou is an amazing saint. Glory be to God! My mother's best friend a few decades ago concieved after praying in the saint's monastery in Greece. Where doctors gave her no hope, St Irene appeared in her dream only asking she donate a few embroidered linens to the monastery after she gives birth and sure enough 9 months later she gave birth to her son.

And her intercessions are not limited to those wanting to concieve. A couple here in America were heartbroken that their daughter was born with serious complications. She was given only a few weeks to live by her doctors. The father began to pray to St Irene and promised he will name the girl after her, if she survives. Today Chrysovolantou is 22 years old and healthy.

#52 Eleni P

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:28 PM

Hi I'm new to this, and to be quite honest, over the last few months have I become more spiritual. My husband and I have been trying for almost a year. I go to St. Irene here in NY and I've prayed for us. What I want to know is there a certain prayer to say when praying to St. Irene?

#53 Kyrill Bolton

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:30 PM

You could always follow the example of Hannah, the mother of the Prophet Samuel, "Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard (i.e. she was silent.) 1 Samuel 1:13 (1 Kings 1:13 in the Orthodox Bible). Speak to St. Irene as you would to a sister, open your heart.

May St. Irene and all the Saints hear your prayer and intercede to our Savior on your behalf.

#54 Eleni P

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:04 AM

Thank you so much. God Bless.

#55 Vasiliki Trian

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 02:54 AM

Hi everyone, my name is Vasiliki and i am trying to conceive. I got married last year on September 26th 2010 to an amazing greek orthodox man. We are now trying to have a baby. Its unfortunate it that i did have a miscarriage in July of 2011. I was very early in my pregnancy and all i can think about was going to St Irene Christovolandou and speaking to her on how can she help us. When i was a baby myself my parents brought me to st irene to heal me so i can walk. My mom prayed to her and spoke to her and she granted my mom and dads prayers to have there little girl walk someday. She gave me the miracle to be able to walk, a few days after my mom prayed and my mom made a "tama" to st irene i stood up on my crib and my parents prayers happened.I was able to walk! I am forever grateful for her miracle and now i am here for my husband to please send us a beautiful healthy baby. I was diagnosed w endometriosis and recent testing showed my eggs arent strong enough to make my own baby. i didnt really swallow the information the specialist gave me as normal. I think they wanted money for IVF rather then trying to be hopeful that a 30 year old women can try to conceive on her own. I visited st irene yesterday the 18th of december and i prayed and spoke to her and lit a lambada. I cried and told her to send me healthy babies that she helped myself and my parents when i was young and im here today for my own conception for kids. I received a belt for my waist and was given st irenes apple . My husband and I pray everyday to St irene i will name my child IRINI if its a girl after the miraculous Ayia Irini christovolandou. I feel such emotions when i walk into your church and positive energy and hope that she will listen to me and grant me a healthy baby or two. WHat is my next step to fertility spirits w st irene. Do i say another prayer then the " pater h mon"? more info will be greatly appreciated.

#56 Alice

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:15 PM

Dear Vasiliki,

WHat is my next step to fertility spirits w st irene.


Do you mean 'what is my next step spiritually with St. Irene?'

On this link you can find a life story of St. Irene (which would be beneficial to read so that you can fully understand her in a spiritual way) and also there are two prayers which are said on her feast day, which you can read daily. Also you will see a link to the monastery in Astoria, New York. You may want to write or call them and ask if there is a 'paraclisis' (supplication service) booklet which they might have to send you.

http://full-of-grace...01_archive.html


Personally, as in all special times of prayer to a particular saint, I think that prayer time should be set aside each day for your prayer intention. I think that you should pray also from your heart to the saint for her intercessions to God on your behalf. Periods of fasting together with your husband for the particular intention you have, coupled with joint prayer, would also be helpful...add faith and patience to that, (God's time is not our time) and I am sure that all will go well and that you will have a baby. All things are possible with God, as you know from the miracle of your walking! :-)

My unworthy prayers for you to conceive and give birth to a healthy baby, dear Vasiliki,
Alice

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:18 PM

I am at my wits end, went to doctor yesterday, told no eggs left, in menopause, hopeless case! I am trying to remember that god's mercy is endless and with him anything is possible! I just am so scared right now, I feel like I have lost my way! I was seeing all kinds of good signs, he kept showing me, I was really believing, I am so scared! My life is out of control! Please pray for me and my husband! We really want a child!


Dearest Susan,

I pray that God will bless you and your beloved with the fruit of your love, a little baby...indeed, all things are possible with God....

All the best, and may His peace give you courage,
Alice

#58 Vasiliki Trian

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:21 AM

Thank you Alice for the loving words. I will contact them asap and also read from the link you mentioned.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:44 PM

Thank you Alice for the loving words. I will contact them asap and also read from the link you mentioned.


Your very welcome! :)
Please keep in touch!!

#60 Father David Moser

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 04:34 PM

Today we celebrate the memory of St Anna and the conception of the Virgin Mary. Pray to St Anna that she will grant you a child. I can say from experience that St Anna does indeed pray for those who wish to conceive and is an effective interecessor before the throne of God.

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