New York City, February 8, 2022
Orthodox Christians Pro-Life will hold a prayer service for an end to abortion this Saturday, February 12.
The society usually holds such events at least once a month in New York City. Watch a video report of the prayer services held throughout 2021.
This time, pro-lifers will gather at an abortuary in South Brooklyn, which promotes its “services” in the local Russian media for a bilingual audience. Rev. Alexander Revyuk, the acting rector of the OCA’s Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn will serve the moleben partially in Church Slavonic in order to reach out to local people, some of whom are baptized, Russian-speaking Orthodox Christians.
In December and January, Orthodox Christians Pro-Life paid for weekly pro-life advertisements in the same Russian media in New York and Philadelphia where abortionists promote baby killing. In February, the advertisement will be run by the National Herald to reach out to the Greek community. Work is also in process to post ads in Serbian newspaper in Chicago as well.
Thus, the pro-life society maintains both types of outreach activities: for those baptized in the Orthodox Church, and for people who are outside of the Church.
Orthodox Christians Pro-Life helping a struggling mother of two
After posting ads in a Russian newspaper the society received a ward—a Russian-speaking (non-Orthodox) mother of two toddlers in Pittsburgh. Her husband has left the family, and after Orthodox Christians Pro-Life was already working on ways to support her in her third pregnancy, due to the stress of her husband leaving, she began to bleed. However, with no one to watch her children, she left the hospital and unfortunately lost her baby.
The society is working on finding the family a place to live. They have also received essential help from Christopher Humphrey, the co-founder of Vision for Life, who delivered diapers and money for the family to buy food and other necessities.
Help for this family has also been supported by Christopher Humphrey’s priest V. Rev. Thomas Soroka, the rector of the St. Nicholas Church of the OCA in Pittsburgh. The family still needs significant help to pay back rent (more than $5,000) and current bills ($1,200 a month).
Overturning Roe v. Wade?
Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court is still considering a Mississippi abortion law. The final stage of the hearing began on December 1 and is expected to end by April. On December 1 the Orthodox Pro-Life Society expressed their support for pro-life legislation in the very center of Manhattan. Watch the video. The event was also covered in a Catholic TV report.
It is hoped that the case (Dobbs v. Jackson) will result in the overturning Roe v. Wade. At this historical time, Orthodox Christians Pro-Life calls everyone to start a street witness to support overturning Roe. Fill out this form to join the movement.
To support the work of Orthodox Christians Pro-Life (a non-profit organization), please mail checks to:
33 Hewitt Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708.