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20525 Center Ridge Rd. #301
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A Pan-Orthodox ministry that displays Christian love, mercy and compassion to the individuals, families and facilities it serves.

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A Pan-Orthodox ministry that displays Christian love, mercy and compassion to the individuals, families and facilities it serves.

Praying with Alzheimer's/dementia residents

Gerald Largent

This past week St. Panteleimon Orthodox Christian Outreach held a prayer service at a senior residence that has both assisted living and memory care residents. About 20 people attended, which is a typical gathering for that community. Some of the residents participated in the service by singing or reciting prayers as a group, while others did not. However things changed a bit when it came time to say the Lord's Prayer. It was moving to hear all the residents, regardless of their limitations, loudly proclaim: "Our Father Who art in heaven..."

This illustrates that God is able to lift the fog of dementia and Alzheimer's when people engage in prayer. Please take time to pray with anyone you may know who is afflicted by this type of illness. Their souls will benefit and so will yours.