March for Life 2020 in Washington, DC

March for Life 2020 in Washington, DC

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The 47th annual March for Life, the world’s largest annual human rights demonstration, will was held on January 24, 2020. The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America sent a delegation to the annual March for Life. The event marks the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Bishop Apostolos of Medeia led the delegation. He was joined by Metropolitan Tikhon, Archbishop Daniel, Archbishop Melchisedek, Bishop Thomas, Bishop Daniel and Bishop Paul.Bishop Apostolos also attended the National Prayer Vigil for Life at The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday, January 23, the evening before the march.

The rally, attended by President Donald J. Trump, began at noon with a prayer offered by Bishop Apostolos on the National Mall at 12th Street. Orthodox Christian marchers gathered under the “Orthodox Christians for Life” banner and signs.

Orthodox Christians Joined Together at the March for Life 2020

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM:  Pre-March Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral (3500 Massachusetts Ave NW DC)

11:30 AM:  Meet at the National Mall at the intersection of 12th St NW & Madison Dr NW
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:  Pre-March Rally, in which His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia will lead all in prayer on stage
12:30 PM:  Orthodox faithful will gather for a brief prayer for the unborn
1:00 PM:  March peacefully up Constitution Ave to US Supreme Court

Those of you attended be sure to tag @myOCN on Social Media.

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Photo Credit: Victor Lutes

Photo Credit: Victor Lutes

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