I wasn't in New York when it all happened. When I first heard about the crash into the World Trade center I was on a break from class in the seminary in which I was studying. I thought it was merely an accident. I came to realize very soon that this was not the case. How awful! I remember too, that immediately our seminary community rushed to prayer. The service included prayers for all. We even prayed for our assailants. This had a profound effect on me at the time. It continues to have a profound effect on me presently. I can't help but read the paper these past few days and see how awful the outcome of this attack is in the lives of those who were injured and yet survived. I want to write this memorial pledging my support to all of you. I have yet to meet anyone who was injured in the attack and yet survived, but I pray for you everyday now. It breaks my heart to hear that the press reports that you feel as though people do not understand what you are going through and that you feel separated. I think at this hour, even a year after, we are still coming to grips with what has happened. Nothing like this has ever happened before. God help us in our time of need. (Wednesday, September 11, 2002) Nicholas Finley-- U.S. Naval Veteran U.S.S. Alexandria SSN 757 and aspiring Eastern Orthodox Christian Priest. Please pray for me a sinner.