The parish will once again collect donations for Birthright before and during Great Lent. Birthright is an international organization that provides counseling and material help to mothers and their children both during and after pregnancy. The Birthright office we will be donating to is in Frackville, Pennsylvania, so donations will directly help our neighbors.
As Orthodox Christians, we are obliged to defend the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. Shamefully, over 800,000 babies are legally murdered in the womb each year in the United States. We must pray and work to end this crime against God and man, and one of the best means at our disposal is to provide encouragement and care for young mothers facing an unexpected pregnancy. Please give generously.