St. Philip the Apostle Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
9100 El Portal Dr. Tampa, Florida 33604
Prayer Ministry

Praying for the needs of others is one of the most beneficial ministries in which each of us can engage.  It benefits the person prayed for and the person who is praying.  As Orthodox Christians we know that God hears and answers prayers.  As lovers of all mankind it is our duty and joy to pray for others.

So that we might make our needs known in order that others may pray for us and likewise, that we might have a convenient way to determine the needs and intentions of others that we may pray for them, we have developed this web based prayer ministry. 

In order to post a prayer request please email Fr. Joseph at stphiliptampa@hotmail.com. He will commemorate that person(s) or need(s) at Liturgy and in daily prayer.  He will also post the prayer request here. Parishioners are encouraged to check this site daily and to include the posted needs in their prayers.  Only first names in requests will be posted.  Thank you for your prayers and for allowing us to pray for you and your loved ones.

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

REQUESTS WILL BE ON THE LIST FOR ONE YEAR. PLEASE TELL US THE RESULTS OF THESE PRAYERS SO THAT WE MAY GIVE THANKS. ALSO. SHORTLY WE WILL CREATE A SECTION FOR THE DEPARTED AND THOSE REQUESTS WILL REMAIN AND WILL BE PRAYED FOR IN PERPETUITY.

FOR THE LIVING

God's blessings on the Parish of St. Philip, that all members may share in doing the great things that God is accomplishing in Tampa.
For the benefactors of the parish.
For all those who labor at the medical center in northern Uganda and all of its benefactors
For those who have no one to pray for them.
For God's mercy and health for Elizabeth's husband William and her sister Sandra.
For the health of the servant of God. Edwin.
For the health of the handmaid of God, Tandova Zenia.
For the health of the servant of God, Seraphim.
For the health and happiness of the handmaids of God, Maria and her daughter, Deborah.
For the health of Mary (Char)
For the health of Fr. Timothy.
For the health of the child of God Dena Kate.
For the health of Catherine and strength for her daughter, Anna.
For the health and healing of Marilyn.
For the health of Gregory.
For God's healing and mercy for Wayne A.
For the health and recovery of the handmaid of God, Ann.
For the repose of the soul of the child of God, Erica, newly departed.
For the eternal memory of the handmaid of God, Antoinette.
For the grace, mercy, strength and comfort of God for Brian and his family as they struggle with unemployment.
For the health and recovery of the hand maid of God, Dianne.
For the health and recovery of the hand maid of God, Chariessa.
For the health, strength, patience and endurance of the servant of God, George and for strength for his family during this difficult time.
For the handmaid of God, Nancy that she may find peace and the courage to surrender to God's will.
For the health and God's merciful healing of the handmaid of God, Laurie and for strength and courage for her husband Daryl and for their daughters.
For the health and happiness and many years for the new born child of Monique and Patrick and for guidance for the parents.
For an Orthodox family that God will send forth His grace that they might discern His will and that He may supply them with all good things that with such they may do good.
For the health of the priest of God, Justin.
For the health of the archpriest of God, Peter.
For the health and consolation of the handmaid of God, Jennifer Lynn, mother of Brantley Jane.
For the health and recovery of Gwen.
For the faith and coming to God of Jamie.
For the grace and mercy of God for the servant of God, Raymond as he struggles with cancer.
For the grace and mercy of God for the servant of God, Stephen as he struggles with cancer.

FOR THE DEARLY DEPARTED.

Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy servant Barbara, and remember her for ever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy servant the founder of this Holy Temple, Archbishop Dmitri and remember him forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy servant the founder of this Holy Temple, William and remember him forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy servant Ralph and remember him forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy daughter, Yvette and remember her forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy handmaiden, Mary Martha and remember her forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy servant, Basem and remember him forever.
Grant rest O Lordto the soul of Thy daughter, Ginger and remember her forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of  Thy servant Olga and remember her forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy servant Dolores and remember her forever.
Grant rest O Lord the souls of Thy servants the beloved parents, Florentino and Anatolia and remember therm forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of the handmaid of God, Olga and remember her forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of the handmaid of God, Dawn and remember her forever.
For blessed repose of the soul of the servant of God, Joseph and for strength for his family.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of the child of God, Erica, newly departed and remember her forever
Grant rest O Lord to Thy handmaid Antoinette and remember her forever.
Grant rest O Lord to Thy handmaid Hilda and remember her forever.
In remembrance of the child of God, Brantley Jane, who went home to the Lord at birth. May her memory be eternal.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy servant the priest, Edward and remember him forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy handmaid, Helen and remeber her forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy servant, John and remember him forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy handmaid, Alice and rember her forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy servant, Paul and remember him forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy servant, Sgt. Thomas who died in the line of duty and remember him forever.
Grant rest O' Lord to the soul of Thy servant Off. Jeffery who died in the line of duty and remember him forever.
Grant rest O Lord to the soul of Thy servant Rose and make her memory to be eternal.



St. Philip the Apostle Orthodox Church, of the OCA Diocese of the South, is centrally located in Tampa, FL serving the entire Tampa Bay area.
Our phone number is (813) 933-9807.
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Wednesday, June 28th
7:00 Great Vespers w/Litya
Thursday, June 29th
Ss. Peter & Paul
9:30 Divine Liturgy
Saturday, July 1st
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St. Philip the Apostle Orthodox Church
9100 El Portal Dr.; Tampa, FL 33604
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