The following note has been requested to be shared from Sharon and Greg Buzi. It is regarding the health status on Archimandrite Seraphim, Abbot at Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, where Fr. Gregory Buzi was tonsured. They are asking for our prayers
UPDATE ON FR. SERAPHIM - posted Jan 27th
As of early this morning, Fr. Seraphim has been moved to the ICU which has a more favorable nurse/patient ratio than the ER. His bloodwork is improving, although it shows that he is still fighting the infection. His atrial fibrillation, which was scheduled to be treated this week by an ablation which had to be postponed due to his going into septic shock, has been an added obstacle to his recovery throughout this ordeal. Other than his heart rate, his vitals have remained fairly stable over the last 24 hours thank God.
On Tuesday night Holy Unction was served for him in the hospital, and this morning he was able to make confession and receive Holy Communion. Miraculously, his severe atrial fibrillation went into remission just after receiving the Holy Mysteries. He is extremely exhausted but remains in good spirits. Your continued prayers are both sorely needed and deeply appreciated.
We will continue to share updates as we are able. Holy Great-Marty and Healer Panteleimon, pray to God for us!
ARCHIMANDRITE SERAPHIM HOSPITALIZED - posted Jan 25th
Yesterday while at a pre-op appointment for an upcoming surgical procedure, our abbot Archimandrite Seraphim developed a high fever with cognitive impairment and was taken to the ER. The doctors discovered that he has become septic and is in serious condition. He was of course admitted to the hospital, and will soon be transferred to the ICU for close observation. We ask everyone to pray fervently for Fr. Seraphim's swift healing. We will share updates as soon as we have them. Thank you!