Diocese to Participate in Annual March For Life In Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC --  The 38th Annual March for Life, in protest against the legalization of the sin of abortion will take place on Monday January 23, 2012 on the National Mall in Washington, DC

Our Diocese has been in the forefront of the Orthodox Christian Right to Life Movement,  with diocesan priest, the Rev. Dr. Edward Pehanich, being a co-founder of Orthodox Christians for life. His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, was one of the first Orthodox Bishops to participate in the Annual March for Life.

Over the years, Diocesan faithful from the Johnstown/Pittsburgh and Eastern Seaboard regions have chartered buses, and organized car and van-pools to make their presence known,  quietly marching in prayer and in singing of hymns with their fellow Orthodox brothers and sisters of  other dioceses.  This year, plans are being made in various regions of the diocese to continue this sad, but necessary tradition.
All diocesan faithful who are able to make the trip are urged to do so. 

Holy Resurrection Church in Potomac, MD, as it has for many years, is again ready to greet those Diocesan faithful coming to the DC Area for the March For Life.  The parish, will host a light luncheon of soup and sandwiches in the parish fellowship hall to help warm everyone up before going to the National Mall.  If you and/or your parish group would like to stop, please let Fr. Peter Zarynow of Holy Resurrection Parish know by Wednesday 18 January, so that  they can begin to prepare. You can contact  Fr. Peter by email (frzarynow@gmail.com) or phone (301-299-5120).

Those who are coming are urged to check the weather forecast before coming to properly prepare for the elements. So far the Washington DC area has not had much of winter, with highs in the upper 40's most days, however,  the preliminary forecast indicates a downward temperature trend in the week to come.