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:

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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For Immediate Release
July 14, 2016
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

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
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 /  317-494-1555  Visit 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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43 roses were put in vases for the 43rd anniversary of Roe v Wade

Memorial Stats

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

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 
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

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.

Blessed Feast of the Nativity of Christ

Christ is born! Glorify Him!

Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One,
And the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One.
Angels with shepherds glorify Him.
The wise men journey with a star.
Since for our sake the Eternal God
was born as a little Child!
Kontakion for Nativity

A very warm prayer and greeting from Orthodox Christians for Life – Indianapolis to all of our brothers and sisters in the Faith and all of our friends and associates. 
We give thanks for all the support which has been given in this past year to help us realize our goal to uphold and confirm God’s divine plan for the sacredness of life, traditional marriage, and child rearing. 
 We appreciate our relationships and ask for every blessing and prosperity for all of you.
We look forward to another year together enjoying the great benefits of God’s benevolent Providence.

May God grant you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Orthodox Christians for Life Indianapolis is a ministry of the Presbyters Council of Central Indiana.

Successful Event on Sunday, December 6th at the Circle Downtown Indianapolis

        We not only had a beautiful weather but a good turnout as well.  Right to Life and OCLife Indianapolis members and supporters came to pray the Akathist to St. Nicholas, Wonderworker of Myra on his feast day.  The event was a first time joint effort for the defense of life and the family and to restore a heightened sense of the sanctity of life in our culture.  The prayer service was followed by Christmas carols and children had oranges and chocolates. We are hoping this would be an annual event by God’s grace.  A big thank you to all who came out.  Glory be to God!


Fr. Stevan Bauman and Protodeacon Michael Walker leading the Akathist to St. Nicholas

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Saint Nicholas Day Prayer Event on December 6th at the Circle

Mark your calendars! 

Right to Life of Indianapolis

Saint Nicholas Day Prayer Event

Join OCLife (Orthodox Christians for Life) of Indianapolis and Right to Life of Indianapolis on the feast day of St. Nicholas as we ask for the intercessions of St. Nicholas, patron of children.  


Join us to pray for the defense of life and for the family and to restore a heightened sense of the sanctity of human life in our culture.  The prayer service, the Akathist to St. Nicholas, will be followed by Christmas carols, as well as oranges and chocolate for the kids!


On the Circle in downtown Indianapolis


Sunday, December 6th, feast day of St. Nicholas,

 at 3 p.m. 

St. Nicholas, pray to God for us and for our world!

Hope to see you there!