Many thanks to everyone who attended last week’s March for Life in Washington, DC. Special thanks to our new patriarch, Bishop Craig Bates, as well as all the other bishops who took the time to come and encourage us in the Lord. Also, big BIG thank yous to Alan Melanson and his awesome group from Church of the Intercessor in Malverne, New York. You guys rock.
This year, one of our main goals was to give those who came to the march a chance to sincerely experience taking a stand for the unborn. We didn’t want this to be just another event, we wanted it to be the beginning of a pro-life passion for those who had never been involved, and a mighty encouragement for those who have.
Aside from participating in the march, CEC For Life attended two prayer vigils at local abortion clinics with Stand True Ministries, as well as visited the Holocaust Museum. We held nightly rallies in our hotel, both of which were preceded by a solemn Eucharist, and heard testimonies from Georgette Forney and the women of Silent No More. We also attended the annual ecumenical service for the preborn, and held a liturgy before the steps of our Supreme Court on the afternoon of January 22nd–the 35th anniversary of Roe v Wade.
For those of you who came, again, thank you. I pray that the seeds God planted in your hearts will grow with wisdom and understanding, that pools of compassion will rise up within us, and that God will continue to bring forth a prayerful generation capable of ending abortion.
For those of you who did not come, or could not come, I look forward to meeting you NEXT year.
If you’d like, here’s a short clip of Fr. Terry Gensemer speaking in front of the Supreme Court:
I’d also like to post some photos of the event. If you guys have any that you want to see up here, send them to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org with “blog photos” in the subject line.
Our next big event will (tentatively) be at the international convocation in Orlando, Florida, July 30th through August 1st. I hope many of you plan to come, as it will be a rare chance to meet the worldwide community that we’re all a part of.
Until next post, the peace of the Lord be always with you.