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Sanctity of Life Sunday ~ January 21, 2018

Joy of All Who Sorrow will be hosting the Moleben for Life on January 21st, Sanctity of Life Sunday at 1 pm following coffee hour.  Please use the bookstore entrance to access the church.

 

The annual March for Life and Memorial for the Unborn Rose ceremony will not happen on Sunday as in the past years but will be held on Monday, the 22nd at 1:30 pm and 4 pm respectively.

INDIANA MARCH FOR LIFE
Monday, January 22, 2018
“Testify to the beauty of life and the dignity of each human person.”

1:30    March for Life Begins at the Indiana Convention Center Capitol Street.  March proceeds around the State Capitol building and ends at the South lawn of the Statehouse

2:30     Pro-Life Rally
South steps of the Indiana State House, followed by time to speak with representatives

4:00     Memorial for the Unborn
Rose Service Keynote address by Abby Johnson, Indiana State House

Click here for full details

http://rtlindy.org/upcoming-events/indiana-march-for-life/

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Christ is Born, Glorify Him!

Christ is Born, Glorify Him!

“He Who holds all creation in the hollow of His hand
today is born of a Virgin.
He Whose essence none can touch
is wrapped in swaddling clothes as a mortal man.
God, Who in the beginning fashioned the heavens,
lies in a manger.
He Who rained manna on His people in the wilderness
is fed on milk from His mother’s breasts.
The Bridegroom of the Church summons the Magi,
and the Son of the Virgin accepts their gifts.
We worship Your Birth, O Christ.
We worship Your Birth, O Christ.
We worship Your Birth, O Christ.
Show us also Thy divine Theophany!”

~ Stichera of the Ninth Hour, Nativity Hymn

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Photos of October 28th Moleben with 40 Days for Life

Fr. Alexis Miller delivered a sermon ” LIFE HAS TO WIN EVERYDAY” after we had prayed the Akathist to the Joy of All Who Sorrow and it can be accessed through this link:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFXifPYo_5s

Ms. Sally Thompson sharing with the group

November 22nd Moleben at Sts. Constantine & Elena – Wednesday 6:15 pm

We will have our November moleben for life next week, on Wednesday the 22nd at 6:15 pm.  Fr. David Wey will be leading us in prayer.

Thank you to all who came to the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil and joined us for the luncheon with Sally Thompson.  We greatly thank Sally and appreciate her sharing and pray that God will richly bless her ministry as she helps women who need post abortive healing. Please check out the event pictures that will be posted shortly.  Special thanks to Matushka Vesna Petrovic for providing the delicious Serbian lunch!

This year is running by us fast!  Hope to see you next week.  God bless and Happy Thanksgiving in advance!

 

40 Days for Life Fall Prayer Campaign is back and OCLife will be serving a molieben in front of the Planned Parenthood on Georgetown Rd, Indianapolis on  Saturday October 28th at 10:30 am.  A silent prayer vigil at 9:30 am will precede the molieben.  Please join us and make a difference in upholding the sanctity of life.  

We will have a free luncheon at 12:15 pm at St Nicholas Orthodox Church on 7855 Marsh Rd, Indianapolis, with our guest speaker, Ms. Sally Thompson  from the Central Indiana Crisis Pregnancy Center.  Hope to see you then!  May God bless this event for His glory.

August 24th Moleben

Greetings! 

Hope everyone is having a rejuvenating summer.  We will have the Moleben for Life on Thursday, August 24th 5:30 pm at Joy of All Who Sorrow followed by the meeting.  All are welcome to bring something for a  fasting pitch-in meal if you can (Joy parishioners would still be on the Dormition fast).  Thank you!

 

 

June 21st Moleben at St. John the Forerunner!

Even though our blog had been quiet from April up to this point, we had our moleben for April at Joy of All Who Sorrow with a handful of us and only missed last May.  That being said, we are extending joyous feast greetings from Pascha to Pentecost.

Christ is Risen! 

Christ is ascended! 

The Holy Spirit has descended!

Our june moleben will be held on wednesday the 21st, 6pm at st. john the forerunner, followed by our quarterly meeting. HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!

Photos from March 18th Moleben 40 Days for Life Prayer Spring Campaign

          We had a blessed time praying the Moleben for Life and were greatly encouraged by Fr. Alexis’ exhortation to be like the “persistent widow” in the gospel in upholding and praying for the sanctity of life in the womb.  A big thank you to everyone who prayed with us there and to those who were with us in spirit.  Special thanks to folks who drove all the way from Bloomington, Indiana to join us in prayer.  It was also a blessing and delight to have Fr. Alex, his son, Fr. John and Fr. Deacon Michael to lead us in prayer.

         We encourage you to pray with the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil which ends on April 9th.   You can pray for an hour any day from Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm in front of Planned Parenthood, 8590 Georgetown Rd., Indianapolis.  Visit 40DAYSINDY.org.  Here is just one testimony of the power of prayer at this campaign from St. Paul Minnesota:

              “Thanks be to God, a baby was saved from death at Planned Parenthood!” said a very excited St. Paul volunteer.  “I saw a girl walk out and start walking toward the end of the driveway,” the vigil participant said. “I asked if she was there for an abortion. She said yes, but she wasn’t going through with it.”  Click here for the whole story.  

          May God hear us and have mercy on us all, through the prayers of the Mother of God, the Joy of All Who Sorrow.

Fr. Alex with his son, Fr. John (in the back) and Fr. Dcn Michael serving, and OCLife members from Bloomington and Indianapolis

March 18 Moleben at Planned Parenthood and 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign

On Saturday, March 18th 10-11 am, Orthodox clergy will serve a moleben for life at the Planned Parenthood clinic on Georgetown Rd, Indianapolis.  Let us give a tiny portion of our weekend as our almsgiving to pray for the helpless unwanted unborn and mothers in crisis pregnancy this season of Lent. 

silent vigil                   9 am – 10 am

moleben service      10 am – 11 am

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE Spring Campaign begins on Wednesday, March 1st and will end on Palm Sunday, April 9th. 

Please get involved and sign up to pray:  http://www.40daysindy.org/

For a printable flyer, click here: 40daysforlifespring2017

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Here is the link to the Ashanin lecture on January 21, 2017:

http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/thearena/demonic_catechism_44_years_of_abortion_and_the_sexual_revolution

Sermon at Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church on    January 22, 2017:

http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/thearena/repentance_is_our_way_of_life_sunday_after_theophany

 

 

February 22nd Moleben

We will have our monthly Moleben for Life on Wednesday, February 22nd, 6 pm at Sts. Constantine and Elena Orthodox Church on 16th Street.  Please invite family and friends to pray with us in upholding the sanctity of life.

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