Sunday of Sanctity of Life Moleben on January 17th

Orthodox Christians For Life of Indianapolis, a mission of the Presbyters Council of Central Indiana, would like to request that as we celebrate these most precious and holy events of our Lord’s birth and baptism, we pause to reflect on the tragedy of the death of the Holy Innocents at the time of our Lord’s nativity due to human ambition and insensitivity.  We recognize in this the sorrowful reoccurrence to the children of our own times.

On the occasion of the Sanctity of Life Sunday Observance
OCLife of Indianapolis
would like to invite those interested to a special Moleben
Prayer Service to the Theotokos
for the Defense of Life, strengthening of the Family, and to promote a heightened sense of the sanctity of human life in our culture.
Sunday, January 17
12:30 pm
Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church 
Sanctuary
1516 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis 46202
We would also like to extend an invitation to join us and the larger community for a Memorial Service sponsored by Right to Life of Indianapolis at the War Memorial for all of our children who have lost their lives through infanticide.
Memorial Service for the Unborn
Sunday, January 17
2:30 to 3:30 pm
Indiana War Memorial
431 N. Meridian Street
(enter from Michigan Street)
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Trapuzzano
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The 14,000 Infants (Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem

Troparion, Tone I

By the pangs of Thy saints,/ wherewith they suffered for Thee,/ be entreated O Lord, and heal all our pains,// O Thou Who lovest mankind.

Kontakion of the Innocents, Tone IV “Thou hast appeared”

The star sent the magi to Him Who was born,/ and Herod cruelly sent an unjust army,// seeking to slay Him Who lay as a babe in the manger.

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