The March for Life in Washington, DC 2010

Father Christopher at the March for Life

Fr. Christopher joined His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah and hundreds of other Orthodox Christians in the March for Life in Washington, DC this year, on Sanctity of Life Sunday, the Sunday following the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

Fr. Christopher reported that it was a wonderful event, that more than 400,000 people joined in. He said that 200 or more Orthodox gathered under a banner, "Orthodox Christians for Life," and spontaneously broke into singing Orthodox hymns that most people knew, including, "O Lord, Save They People," "The Angel Cried...," and "Let God arise..." Metropolitan Jonah spoke at the rally beforehand, encouraging the people, delivering a bold message about the value of human life, and prompting the entire crowd so that when he proclaimed, "Glory to Jesus Christ!", 400,000 people responded, "Glory, forever!"