Giving Thanks

Christ is in our midst!

We want to thank the Presbyters Council of Central Indiana for sponsoring the Sanctity of Life weekend lecture with the Very Reverend Dr. Josiah Trenham.  Special thanks to Fr. Nabil Hana and St. George Orthodox Church for hosting and providing the luncheon.

 

Thank you to the following:  faithful OCLife members who helped in the background, especially Fr. Dcn Michael Walker, Indiana Right to Life for promoting the event in their circle of friends, Fr. Alexis Miller, our spiritual advisor, the panelists Sister Patricia and Pastor Joe, and all who joined and fellowshiped with us.

 

A big and heartfelt thanks to Fr. Josiah for speaking God’s message on the sanctity of life and the family.

 

It was a well attended and successful event that provided opportunities to meet new people who want to be a part of OCLife Indianapolis.  What a blessing!

 

Glory be to God!

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GLORIOUS SANCTITY OF LIFE WEEKEND

GLORY BE TO GOD for all He has done for the sanctity of life and the family this past weekend in Indiana and across the nation!

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OCLife members with Fr. Josiah Trenham, keynote speaker of the Memorial for the Unborn 2017

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March around the circle downtown

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Waiting for the Memorial Service for the Unborn to start

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Fr. Josiah with Proto Deacon Michael

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ASHANIN MEMORIAL LECTURE –

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Over a hundred participants came to the lecture, thanks be to God!

 

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Panelists Sister Patricia Ogbonna, Pastor Joe with Fr. Josiah

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Fr. Josiah was the homilist at Joy of All Who Sorrow, Sunday January 22nd.

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ASHANIN MEMORIAL LECTURE ~~~ SATURDAY, JANUARY 21ST

Sanctity of Life Weekend, Jan. 21 & 22 with                      Fr. Josiah Trenham

Fr. Josiah Trenham, pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, CA, a strong Pro-Life advocate and an Orthodox priest servant of God  is coming to Indianapolis to speak on the sanctity of life and the family next week, Saturday, January 21st at St. George Orthodox Church, 10748 E. 116th St., Fishers, Indiana. (Fr. Josiah’s bio)

 

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You would not want to miss this important and life impacting event, so please come and be blessed. 

Fr. Josiah will also serve and be the homilist on Sunday, the 22nd 9 am, at the Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church, 1516 N Delaware St., downtown Indianapolis. 

At 2:30 pm, he will be speaking at the Memorial for the Unborn at the the War Memorial, 431 N. Meridian St., downtown Indianapolis.

 

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December 22nd Moleben at Joy of All Who Sorrow

 

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“Thy nativity, O Christ our God, has shown to the world the light of wisdom; for by it, those who worshiped the stars were taught by a star to adore Thee the Sun of Righteousness, and to know Thee, the Orient from on high. O Lord, glory to Thee.”

We will have the Moleben for Life on Thursday, December 22nd at Joy of All Who Sorrow at 5:30 pm.   

A Blessed Feast of the Nativity of Christ to all.

Save the date!  Sanctity of Life Weekend on January 21st ~ click on the link below for more information.

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November 19th Moleben

Christ is in our midst!

We will have our moleben for life on Saturday, November 19th at 5 pm at Joy of All Who Sorrow. 

 

“For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb. 

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well. 

My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 

Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.”

                         ~  Psalm 139:13-16

August 24th Molieben for Life at Sts. Constantine & Elena

It’s that time of the month again to pray as a group for the voiceless, innocent and unwanted unborn children.  We will meet at Sts. Constantine and Elena at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, August 24th.  Hope to see a lot of you out there who love God’s gift of life.

It is encouraging to hear what Indiana Governor Pence said on Fox News Sunday about his stand on abortion:

“Well, I’m pro-life,” Pence told Chris Wallace in response. “I don’t apologize for it.”…..“I’d like to see Roe vs. Wade overturned and consigned to the ash heap of history,” he said.”  To read the full article, click here

A Pro-Life movie “Voiceless” is coming to theaters on October 7, click here  for more information.

May God bless.

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Thank you to all who came to the Molieben yesterday, July 22nd.  It was the first time we held it at St. Seraphim Orthodox Bookstore, which was very providential in many ways.  Four parishes were represented which included the faithful from Indianapolis –  Joy of All Who Sorrow, Sts. Constantine and Elena, St. John the Forerunner and from Bloomington – All Saints!   Welcome Jim and Patricia, delighted to have you both.  Thanks to Deaconessa Rebecca for making the delicious vegan sloppy joes  🙂  also to everyone’s contribution, and most importantly your presence. 

May God continue to bless this ministry, through the prayers of the Mother of God and St. John the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco, our patron saint. 

July 22nd Molieben for Life

Peace greetings to all Pro-Lifers! 

We will resume our Molieben for Life next week, Friday, July 22nd, 6 pm at the Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church downtown Indy. We will have a brief meeting in the Reading room afterwards with some refreshments.  The main church door will be open at 5:55 pm.

Please join us in praying for the unborn, mothers in crisis pregnancy, our government and those who do not uphold the sanctity of life in the womb.  Your prayers are much needed in this perilous and ungodly times we live in. 

Hope to see you then! 

Please take the time to read this inspirational story: 

http://www.hefty.co/tong-phuoc-phuc/?ref=fb

Tong Phuoc Phuc from Vietnam has shown the world what true selflessness is: He has saved the lives of more than 100 children over the last 15 years. It all began in 2001 when his own wife was pregnant. He went with her to the hospital and noticed that pregnant women were entering the next room and coming out no longer with child.  Read the whole story here.

For your info…

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NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
July 14, 2016
Contact:
Indiana Right to Life:

Pence Is Devoted Pro-Life Advocate

 

Pence Brings Pro-life Credentials to the Trump Presidential Ticket

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Right to Life President and CEO, Mike Fichter, released the following statement upon reports that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is Donald Trump’s running mate on the Republican presidential ticket:

“Gov. Pence is devoted to protecting the unborn and their mothers. Gov. Pence’s pro-life stance is more than a talking point; Gov. Pence has put his pro-life position into action time and time again. Indiana is a better state for the unborn and their mothers because of the Governor’s pro-life leadership.

“Even before becoming the state’s top executive, Gov. Pence demonstrated his willingness to fight for the protection of life in a meaningful way. In Congress, Pence led the effort to defund the nation’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood.

“Since becoming governor, Gov. Pence has advanced the pro-life cause through legislation and his administration. Under Gov. Pence, there are four fewer abortion facilities. The state abortion rate has been steadily declining every year. The state is enforcing health regulations that protect women’s health, and abortion doctors know they don’t have a free pass.

“Gov. Pence’s Real Alternatives program at pregnancy resource centers offers life-affirming and compassionate care to women through pregnancy and as they begin parenting. In a one-year pilot program in Northern Indiana, Real Alternatives served more than 8,000 clients. Gov. Pence also has sought to promote adoption through the first ever state income tax credit for Hoosier families who adopt and by hosting an annual Adoption Fair highlighting this loving option. Gov. Pence has also made sure that Hoosiers are not required to subsidize abortions through their health insurance premiums.

“Gov. Pence has signed legislation to bring dignity to the unborn and their mothers. Among the pro-life measures signed by Gov. Pence:

  • Prohibit children from being targeted for abortion on the sole basis of their sex, race, national origin or a potential disability
  • Provide final dignified disposition of aborted babies so that they aren’t treated as medical waste or used for experiments
  • Establish health and safety standards are chemical abortion facilities
  • Provide $1,000 adoption credit for parents
  • Increase penalties for failure to properly report abortions
  • Promote umbilical cord donation, an ethical alternative to embryonic stem cell research
  • Require that abortion doctors document their admitting privileges with the State Department of Health
  • Increase awareness of positive support for parents of Down syndrome children
  • Provide information on perinatal hospice to parents who receive an adverse prenatal diagnosis
  • Increase informed consent measures for women seeking abortions, including full color photos of fetal development printed in informed consent information
  • Protect consumers from being forced to pay for private insurance plans that include unrestricted abortion coverage

“Gov. Pence brings his pro-life credentials to the Trump presidential ticket. In contrast, Hillary Clinton has sought to expand abortion access and fund the life-ending procedure with our tax dollars. She has a cozy relationship with the abortion industry and cannot be trusted to protect life.

“Gov. Pence will advance the cause of life on the campaign trail this fall and will defend the unborn and their mothers if elected Vice President.”

Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.

March 12th Special Moleben Service

Orthodox Christians for Life

of Indianapolis

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Special Prayer Service for the Sanctity of Life Saturday, March 12th  *  11 am – 12 pm

OCLife of Indianapolis, a mission of the Presbyters Council of Central Indiana, in conjunction with the 40 Days for Life  spring prayer campaign, would like to request your participation in a special formal prayer service
in front of Planned Parenthood on 8590 Georgetown Road, Indianapolis.

The Moleben Prayer Service will be offered to the
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r of God Joy of All Who Sorrow and will include clergy from Orthodox Christian churches and a short sermon on the sanctity of life.

We also encourage everyone to come to a silent vigil from 10 am to 11 am at the same location before the Moleben is served.

 
May God bless our participation as we offer it to Him in preparation for the Great Fast as we await His glorious resurrection.

Questions? Please contact us at upperoom13@gmail.com /  317-494-1555  Visit www.oclifeindy.org and like us on Facebook (Orthodox Christians for Life Indianapolis)

Most Holy Mother of God,
Save Us and Your World! 

Sanctity of Life Sunday Events on January 17, 2016

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Sanctity of Life Sunday Moleben January 17, 2016 at Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church

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OCLife Indy Booth at the Memorial for the Unborn event right after the Moleben

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Event Speaker, Jennifer Trapuzzano and her daughter Cecilia

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Lord, have mercy!

An article written by Fr. Ted Bobosh on

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (2016)

Today the Orthodox Church in America recognizes the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. I want to mention of a quote from President Obama’s 11 January 2016 State of the Union speech.   It’s not easy to find something from him to quote for this Sunday, but he said something which caught my ears:

So, my fellow Americans, whatever you may believe, whether you prefer one party or no party, our collective future depends on your willingness to uphold your obligations as a citizen. To vote. To speak out. To stand up for others, especially the weak, especially the vulnerable, knowing that each of us is only here because somebody, somewhere, stood up for us. To stay active in our public life so it reflects the goodness and decency and optimism that I see in the American people every single day.

The President called upon us to stand up especially for the weak and vulnerable, and to remember “that each of us is only here because somebody, somewhere, stood up for us.” That is exactly the sentiment we who are pro-life and who believe in the sanctity of human life are doing for the babies in their mother’s wombs. President Obama said we should speak up and vote. We do that, and we also pray.

Here is the prayer that the Orthodox Church in America offers for the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. It is a prayer for all, including the unborn babies and also for all politicians, even those who don’t respect the sanctity of human life in the womb.

O Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son, Who are in the bosom of the Father, True God, source of life and immortality, Light of Light, Who came into the world to enlighten it: You were pleased to be conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary for the salvation of our souls by the power of Your All-Holy Spirit. O Master, Who came that we might have life more abundantly, we ask You to enlighten the minds and hearts of those blinded to the truth that life begins at conception and that the unborn in the womb are already adorned with Your image and likeness; enable us to guard, cherish, and protect the lives of all those who are unable to care for themselves. For You are the Giver of Life, bringing each person from non-being into being, sealing each person with divine and infinite love. Be merciful, O Lord, to those who, through ignorance or willfulness, affront Your divine goodness and providence through the evil act of abortion. May they, and all of us, come to the life of Your Truth and glorify You, the Giver of Life, together with Your Father, and Your All-Holy and Life-giving Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Fr. Ted Bobosh

Fr. Ted’s Blog

17 / 01 / 2016

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/89752.htm