August 20, 2014

The Pro-Life Cause, Orthodoxy, and Hope

The Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth

Source: Frederica | Frederica Mathewes-Green - A talk for an Orthodox Christian Pro-Life Event; January 22, 2012. Today is the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion—through all 50 states, for any reason whatsoever. When I was a college student, back in the 70’s, I was in favor of legalizing abortion. I wasn’t a Christian then, but I was a feminist, the first feminist in my dorm, and I was loudly in favor of social revolution and women’s rights. I took it for granted that abortion was necessary, if women were ever going to be equal to men. Of course, I didn’t think the number of abortions would ever be very high. Most of us, at that time, assumed that women wouldn’t want to have abortions, and would do so only in the most extreme situations. Things didn’t turn out that way. As of last June, the number of abortions since Roe v. Wade was 53,600,000.    (NRLC estimate of … [Read more...]

Invitation to the Sanctity of Life Prayer Vigil in Washington, DC [VIDEO]

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Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman watches in vain. Sanctity of Life Prayer Vigil: Please join us for an evening of prayer on Sunday, January, 23, 2011. St. Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, will be open for the vigil from 8 pm to 11 pm for prayer. Come and go as you please and invite everyone in your group, before or after dinner, Orthodox and non-Orthodox. There will also be a vespers service starting at 6pm for anyone who would like to attend a service. Contact Peter and Helen Evans at we2rone@cox.net with your prayer request, questions or to request a special tour for your group. Reading the psalms and silent prayer for all who attend. This is an Eastern Orthodox Church http://www.stnicholasdc.org ; the interior is covered with hand painted icons. The Smithsonian often brings tours here to see the egg tempera method of writing icons. All are welcome, come and go as you please. Tour: … [Read more...]