Met. Jonah Leads Prayer at March for Life

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Source: Koinonia As reported earlier on oca.org, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah offered the opening prayer during the program that preceded the March for Life here on Monday, January 23, 2012. “Roman Catholic Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, who is in charge of pro-life activities, invited the Orthodox bishops to stand together with the Roman Bishops, as we are of one mind in regards to Life, and … [Read more...]

WAPO: Eastern Orthodox believers hit the streets

March for Life 2011

Source: Washington Post | Julia Duin | HT: Byzantine, TX To be on the Mall around noon Monday was to be confronted with a vast crowd of what appeared to be mostly Catholics assembled for the annual Right to Life March. There were students wearing hats and scarves bearing the name of seemingly every Catholic academy on the Eastern seaboard; crowds of nuns clad in all manner of habits and scores … [Read more...]

Orthodox Priest to Conduct March for Life Benediction

Fr. John Kowalczyk

Source: The Times-Tribune An Orthodox priest from Jermyn will have a key role at Monday's annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. The Very Rev. Archpriest John Kowalczyk, pastor of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn and chancellor of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, will conduct the benediction preceding the anti-abortion march. The Rev. Kowalczyk said Thursday he was humbled … [Read more...]

Met. Jonah: Message for Sanctity of Life Sunday

Metropolitan Jonah

January 23, 2011, Sanctity of Life Sunday The Orthodox Church is like St John the Baptist crying out in the wilderness, or Jesus baptizing by the Jordan. We, like them, preach a message of repentance and the remission of sins in the new desert, the decadent culture of the modern West, mired in the chaos of moral collapse. The Orthodox Church’s message is a message of hope, of healing, … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Jonah urges faithful to join DC March for Life

Met. Jonah at the March for Life in 2009

WASHINGTON, DC [OCA] -- Orthodox Christians everywhere -- especially those within driving distance of the US capital -- are being encouraged to bear witness to their faith at the annual March for Life on Friday, January 22, 2010. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah has issued a special invitation encouraging youth and young adults to join him in proclaiming that all life is indeed a gift from … [Read more...]

Bishop Savas to head GOA Office of Church and Society

Greek Orthodox Archbishop Demetrios announced yesterday that Bishop Savas of Troas, most recently the chancellor of the archdiocese, has been named director of the Office of Church and Society. The bishop will be charged with developing "programs and ministries that promote a creative Orthodox Christian engagement with contemporary societal and cultural realities." Readers of this blog will … [Read more...]

Orthodox Church of America at March for Life

March for Life, 2008

SYOSSET, NY (OCA Communications) - On Thursday, January 22, 2009, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah will join Orthodox Christian clergy and faithful from across America for the 36th annual March for Life in Washington, DC. On the evening of Wednesday, January 21, 2008, Metropolitan Jonah will celebrate Vespers at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, DC, at 7:00 PM. The following day, he will … [Read more...]

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