OCLife Indianapolis will be having a table at the Sunday of Orthodoxy at St. George Orthodox Christian Church on 10748 E. 116th Street, Fishers, Indiana 46037, on Sunday, March 1st at 5 pm. This helps raise awareness among the Orthodox faithful what we are doing to uphold the sanctity of life in Indianapolis.
We will have as fundraiser some incense, candles and other items for sale. Hope to see you there!
May the Lord bless our Lenten journey towards Pascha with His power, guidance, joy and peace.
P.S. For those who cannot come to church for the Canon of St. Andrew, Ancient Faith Radio is hosting a live broadcast M-Thurs Feb 23-26 at 6:30 pm Central time.
The spring campaign kicked off on Februrary 18 and will end on March 29. OCLife Indy has signed up to pray for the 7 Saturdays at 9 am (starting tomorrow) at the Planned Parenthood clinic on 86th and Georgetown Rd.
We hope that you could offer an hour of your time to pray there with other Pro-Lifers as an “almsgiving” during Great Lent for the sake of the sanctity of life.
“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?
When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?
Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?
And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
In two weeks, Great Lent is here! Our 26th Moleben for the Unborn is going to be held at our parish, the Joy of All Who Sorrow on 16th and North Delaware Sts. on Forgiveness Sunday, Feb. 22nd after coffee hour, around 12:30 pm.
What a way to start Great Lent, a much needed time and deeper focus on repentance individually and as a Church. May we all offer our prayers of repentance unto the Lord, on behalf of those who have committed violent acts against human life. May we faithfully continue to strive to uphold the sanctity of God’s gift of Life.
“Open to Me the Door of Repentance, O Giver of Life!
“Repentance is the renewal of baptism and is a contract with God for a fresh start in life. Repentance goes shopping for humility and is ever distrustful of bodily comfort. Repentance is critical awareness and a sure watch over oneself. Repentance is the daughter of hope and the refusal of despair. The penitent stands guilty – but undisgraced. Repentance is reconciliation with the Lord by the performance of good deeds which are the opposites of the sins. It is the purification of conscience and the voluntary endurance of affliction.”
(St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 5)