March for Life 2008
On January 22, 2008, the 35th Anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision Roe vs Wade legalizing abortion, faithful and clergy of the diocese from the Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Johnstown, and New England deaneries travelled to Washington D.C. to participate in the Annual March For Life. Joining the Orthodox Christians For Life, the faithful processed from the National Mall along Constitution Boulevard to the Supreme Court, where a Panachida was served for the millions of pre-born children, lost to the sin of abortion since its legalization.
As the banner held by these young people from North Carolina reminds us, the birth of a single child can change the world as did Christ through His Incarnation.
Mounted Police kept order in the streets so that the march by thousands of Pro-lifers to the Supreme Court could take place in an orderly fashion.
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank Miloro, representing His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, was joined by Orthodox Bishops, Metropolitan Herman and Bishop Tikhon of the OCA and His Grace, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos (Greek Archdiocese of America)
A view of the Marchers from Capitol Hill.
"With the Saints Give Rest..." A Panachida service was held at the conclusion of the March.
The United States Capitol Building.
Some of the Diocesan Clergy and Faithful in attendance at the March for Life.