МЕДИЧНА ОПЕРАЦІЯ МИТРОПОЛИТА АНТОНІЯ ПРОЙШЛА УСПІШНО
METROPOLITAN ANTONY UNDERWENT SUCCESSFUL MEDICAL PROCEDURE
In the early hours of Thursday morning, 19 December, 2019 - the feast day of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony underwent a successful medical procedure on his back in the local NJ hospital.
Archbishop Daniel visited Metropolitan Antony and during the visit, the two hierarchs were able to discuss Metropolitan’s health condition and prayed that the Heavenly Physician of our souls and bodies, Who sent His Only-Begotten Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to be our Savior and Benefactor, would extend His healing touch upon Metropolitan Antony, raising him from his bed of temporary illness and suffering, that his weakness may be banished and his strength may be returned, thus enabling him to praise and glorify God and bless His Holy Name.
We ask that all the faithful and clergy of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Diaspora as well as those of other Orthodox jurisdictions of the USA, where Metropolitan Antony is well known through his archpastoral activities, to keep him in their daily prayers. The Apostle James says it concisely: “…the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up” (5:15).
The Metropolitan needs his rest and to rebuild his strength. Therefore, we ask for privacy throughout this process. Cards of support and prayer are most certainly appreciated. Please, forward your "Get Well" wishes to the following address:
His Eminence Metropolitan Antony
PO Box 495
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
We are thankful to Almighty God for His wonderful goodness in turning our heavy hearts into joy by this beginning of restoration of health for Metropolitan Antony; that He did not forsake him, but did visit him with comfort from above; that He supported him in patience and submission to His will.
May His Eminence soon return to his place before the Holy Altar and Throne of God, leading the faithful in a great offering of thanksgiving for God’s Goodness.