- Join us for the yearly March for Life in St. Paul
Stop by the Welcome & Information table after Sunday Liturgy for more information on volunteering.
Saint Mary’s Missions and Outreach Ministry supports Orthodox Christians for Life (OCLife).
Why? This Ministry educates on the sanctity of life and organizes a yearly Pan Orthodox march to honor all lives. People of all faiths come together for a “Prayer Service For Life”, followed by a march to the Minnesota State Capital. Each person, filled with heartfelt emotion for life, thoughtfully and reverently makes their way to stand on the capital steps.
OCLife focuses on traditional Christian values such as the sanctity of marriage, the blessing of children, the holiness of chastity (both in and out of marriage), the honoring of parents, the love of one’s neighbor, and of course, the sanctity of all innocent human life regardless of age or health condition.
OCLife was started in 1986 and is a non-profit religious educational Pro-Life organization. It functions in cooperation with the hierarchy, clergy, and laity of the Orthodox Church regardless of jurisdiction or geographical location, and supports the doctrines and canons of the Church.
Keeping current with new laws regarding when life starts and ends, the vision of OCLife is to “present and support the position of the Orthodox Church on matters of the sanctity of innocent human life to all peoples, Orthodox Christian and non-Orthodox alike. This includes abortion, euthanasia, infanticide (pediatric euthanasia), suicide, and child abuse.”
Please help us hold our banner high, so that we serve our church and community with dedication to “life”.