Monday, February 02, 2009

such is life...

I got laid off.  

I wasn't the only one.  I was one of about 5 people.  It was pretty un-dramatic.  But still incredibly sad. 

If you hear of anything let me know. 

In the meantime, I'm going to ask for St. Xenia of St. Petersburg to pray for me.  Her prayers have helped many people to find jobs.

Most Holy St. Xenia well pleasing to God, pray to God for me. 
On Saturday morning at the women's retreat we prayed the akathist of thanksgiving, Glory to God for all Things.   It was based on something said by St. John Crysostom.  This akathist hymn was written by Presbyter Gregory Petrov while he was in a prison camp in 1940 shortly before his death.  It is one of the most beautiful prayers of thanksgiving I have ever heard, made even more beautiful when the circumstances are considered. I hope that in the face of something as terrible as a prison camp that I could say this. 

Glory to God for all things. 


Anonymous said...

so sorry to hear that, cait. We will pray for you, too. Thanks for the reminder our the prayer of greatest thanksgiving. I needed that today.

Katie said...

We miss you! It's just not the same :(

Anne said...

Dear Caitlyn, may your time of unemployment be the pruning that precedes a period of personal growth! I had the same experience five years ago and - painful as it was - count it as one of the most fruitful times of my life. Would love to talk to you about your journey. Call me and I'll treat you to lunch!