Aborted Russian babies commemorated in Moscow church

Moscow, January 18, 2023

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Hundreds of people participated in an event aimed at the protection of the unborn and family values held at a Moscow church on Sunday.

The event, held at the Church of the Annunciation, organized by the St. Spyridon Center for Cultural Cooperation, the main church of the Russian Airborne Forces, and the For Life public movement, was timed to coincide with the feast of the Holy Innocents—the thousands of children killed by the wicked King Herod, reports the St. Spyridon Center.

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The day began with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, after which a procession was held around the church, with children carrying images of the Bethlehem Star.

After the procession, rector Archpriest Alexander Soldatenkov and the other clergy served a moleben before the Comforter of Aborted Babies Icon of the Mother of God with a particle of the relics of the Holy Innocents.

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1,120 candles arranged in the shape of a cross were lit, symbolizing the number of abortions performed daily in Russia.

The event concluded with a Christmas play by the Sunday School students of the parish.

OrthoChristian has reported on similar events held throughout Russia in past years.

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