January 3, 2013
Orthodox Christians to march for life on eve of Metropolitan Tikhon�s
WASHINGTON, DC [OCA]
On Friday, January 25, 2013�the eve of the enthronement of His
Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon at Saint Nicholas Cathedral here�Orthodox
Christians from across the country will gather in the US capital for the
annual March for Life.
The members of the Orthodox Church in America�s Holy Synod of Bishops
will join Metropolitan Tikhon, students from Saint Tikhon�s Seminary,
South Canaan, PA and Saint Vladimir�s Seminary, Crestwood, NY, and
clergy and faithful from the region and beyond for the march. According
to Archpriest John Kowalczyk, a pro-life activist and co-founder of the
Orthodox presence at the annual March, this year�s event will be
attended by the largest number of OCA hierarchs in history.
Marchers are asked to gather under the �Orthodox Christians for Life�
banner at the Ellipse at noon. They will march to the Supreme Court,
where Metropolitan Tikhon will lead the hierarchs, clergy and faithful
in prayer for the victims of abortion.
Father John added that on Thursday, January 24, Metropolitan Tikhon will
preside at the celebration of Vespers at the OCA�s Saint Nicholas
Cathedral, 3500 Massachusetts Ave. NW, at 6:00 p.m. A reception will
follow. All marchers are invited to attend.
On Friday evening, the annual Rose Banquet will be held at DC�s Hyatt
Regency Hotel. Tickets are still available and may be ordered by
contacting Father John at lmpm46@...
Additional details and general information on the March may be found at
Metropolitan Tikhon will be enthroned as Primate of the Orthodox Church
during the Divine Liturgy at Saint Nicholas Cathedral on Sunday, January
27. Additional information on the weekend�s services and other events,
as well as lodging and banquet details, may be found on the OCA web site.
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