Orthodox Christian Response to the Sanctity of Life

Orthodox Christian Response to the Sanctity of Life


The state of New York abortion law granted significant legal protection after the 24th week of gestation. What are your thoughts on the newest bill? Join Dr. Timothy Patitsas, Professor of Ethics at Hellenic College Holy Cross and watch as he discusses the sanctity of life. Full discussion to follow.  Read the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America released a statement on the Sanctity of Life.  Read it here.

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About author

Timothy Patitsas

Timothy G. Patitsas is the Assistant Professor of Ethics at Holy Cross. He taught at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Seminary in Seoul, Korea, and at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, before joining the faculty in 2005. His dissertation, The King Returns to His City: An Interpretation of the Great Week and Bright Week Cycle of the Orthodox Church, combined interests in organic order, liturgy, and the economic and political writings of Jane Jacobs.