Abbot Ephraim calling upon Orthodox Christians to unite in the struggle against abortion

Moscow, August 5, 2014

    

Orthodox Christians should more actively strive for a ban on abortions, believes Abbot of the Vatopedi Monastery on Holy Mount Athos, Archimandrite Ephraim, reports Interfax-Religion.

“It is unacceptable that such terrible crimes as abortions are committed in Orthodox countries, moreover, in such large quantities! This phenomenon must make us think seriously about it; I would say, we must be shocked and distressed, we need to raise the alarm,” reads the address of the abbot to the participants of the “For Life” international pro-life festival that is due to take place in Moscow on August 11-13.

In Archimandrite Ephraim’s view, cited by the festival organizers, the Orthodox Church could work more effectively with this issue.

“We should have cooperated with the state, but it was the state itself that legalized abortions, so it is on the opposng side. All the clergy and people must be engaged in this activity; a strong campaign against abortions is needed which will proceed from the true knowledge of a human being and love for him or her,” he stressed.

Pravoslavie.ru

8/12/2014

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Comments
salam ghanem9/2/2014 11:10 am
I am a orthodox arab of jordan i realy want to hear the teaching of our holy father ephraim on the hot issue of killing christians and how we can manage this issue spiritualy and physicaly shall we try to protect our families and our christians or just say to these barbarians come and make us martiers without even tring to protect the orthodox faith that is inside us? ( Dr. salam ghanem) email: dr.salamghanem@yahoo.com
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