Ohio parish opens prayer walk on wooded property

Parma, Ohio, October 11, 2023

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A parish of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of the Midwest opened a prayer walk through the woods on its property earlier this month.

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The trail at Holy Trinity Church in Parma, Ohio, includes 10 icons along the way and a cross at the end.

The Diocese of the Midwest reports:

On Sunday, October 1, the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God, the faithful of Holy Trinity Church, Parma, OH, assembled together after the Divine Liturgy to bless their newly renovated prayer walk.

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As the walk opened for prayer, neighbors to the north and south of the parish were invited and participated in the blessing and the reception that followed. The teenage church school class was instrumental in initiating the project which was supported by sponsors and volunteers among the parish.

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Icons on the prayer walk include: Hospitality of Abraham, St. Andrew the Apostle, St. Mary of Egypt, St. Panteleimon, St. Nektarios of Aegina, St. Elizabeth the New Martyr, St. Herman of Alaska, St. Peter and St. Paul, the Theotokos with Christ, the Descent into Hades, and concludes with a large wooden cross was placed at the end of the walk.

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Parma is also home to ZOE House, a ministry of the pro-life Orthodox organization ZOE for Life! that provides assistance to women in crisis pregnancies and mothers.

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