If you are going to the March for Life this week…

St. Nicholas Cathedral (OCA)

St. Nicholas Cathedral (OCA)

…consider attending the “Pilgrimage to Prayer” at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC (get map). Peter and Helen Evans, members of St. Nicholas have organized a prayer vigil on January 21, 2010 that starts after Vespers and continues until midnight. Come by yourself or with a group and read some Psalms aloud or just offer some silent prayer. Some people will be preparing for the March for Life, others will be giving thanks and offering gratitude to God, and some will be asking for a relief of troubles for themselves or their loved ones (See: All I Can Do Is Pray).

Orthodox or non-Orthodox, members of St. Nicholas or not — all are welcome. As the church is softly lit with candles only, the proper atmosphere is fostered to “lay aside all earthly cares” and to pray, to walk around and make a prayerful connection with the Saints in the icons, or to make prostrations before the relics and experience their power.

If you would like to read the Psalms, email Peter and Helen Evans (we2rone@cox.net) to schedule a time to read, anywhere from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm. If you come alone or with a group make sure to email us first so the we can open the Massachusetts Avenue door, which is the only entrance we use at night. Please buy several candles to keep the church softly illuminated.


  1. George Michalopulos :

    If you will all permit me a moment of fatherly pride, my 22 year old son Denny (Constantine) attended the DC march for life today. He and several of his fellow collegians from St Gregory’s University in Shawnee, OK left this morning to attend.

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