Orthodox Christians to March for Life from Coast to Coast

RIVERSIDE, CA, JANUARY 2024 - Orthodox Christians for Life invites the Orthodox community to join this year's gatherings at the March for Life on January 19 in Washington, DC, the Walk for Life West Coast on January 20 in San Francisco, CA, or another pro-life march around the country.

"We are excited to be representing Orthodoxy at a record number of marches this year. Our affiliated groups will not only be marching in Washington, DC, but also joining local events in over a dozen cities,” said Emily Yocum, Executive Director.

"We march in solidarity with our non-Orthodox brothers and sisters– as a public witness to the Church's commitment to upholding the sanctity of human life and participating in the pro-life movement,” she added.

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, will again lead a pro-life prayer service prior to the national March for Life. Most of the other gatherings will also incorporate a prayer service, and in true Orthodox fashion, the singing of hymns while processing together. Many of them will include a Liturgy served at a local parish the morning of the event.

Marches that will have an Orthodox presence this month include San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Boise, Indianapolis, Tucson, and others. A map of these locations, along with scheduled activities for each of the gatherings, can be found at oclife.org.

Beyond the public witness of marching, Orthodox Christians for Life is dedicated to equipping and mobilizing Orthodox individuals to participate in the pro-life cause all year long through prayer, education, and support for mothers in difficult pregnancies. Parishes interested in receiving pro-life resources and assistance at no cost from Orthodox Christians for Life can form an affiliated group. For more information, see oclife.org/ParishMinistryProgram.